Ryanair tweet about Jadon Sancho missing out on England's World Cup squad called 'disgraceful'
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Jadon Sancho was the subject of a brutal Ryanair tweet after his omission from England's World Cup squad.
The Manchester United winger has struggled since moving to the Premier League from Borussia Dortmund in 2021.
He was among several names dropped from Gareth Southgate's final 26 for Qatar, despite reaching last summer's European Championship final.
In Sancho's place in attacking positions is Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson and Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.
The 22-year-old has scored three goals in all competitions this season but missed United's last three games through illness.
Missing out on an international tournament will be a gutting moment for any elite athlete, which is why airline Ryanair has received criticism for a message sent to Sancho.
Minutes after Southgate's squad announcement, they said: "@Sanchooo10 we'll still fly you somewhere." The tweet finished with a kiss emoji.
Fans on social media were furious with the message, as was former United midfielder Ravel Morrison. He simply tweeted: "This ain't cool!"
Sancho scored 37 goals and provided 41 assists for Dortmund during his three seasons as a first-team regular. It earned him a £73 million move to United, with supporters excited by the transfer.
He's failed to impress, however, under three different managers. Former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel discussed Sancho's issues while on punditry for Thursday's 4-2 victory over Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup.
Schmeichel declared: "I don’t think he’s done enough.
"I’m a little bit disappointed with the talent that he has, and yes it’s difficult to come to Old Trafford with that price tag, I understand that. But he’s shown that he can do whatever he did at Borussia Dortmund, he just hasn’t done it enough."
England are in Group B at the World Cup alongside Iran, the United States and Wales.
They take on Iran on November 21 in their opening group game. The Three Lions then face the USMNT on November 25 before concluding the group stages against bitter rivals Wales on November 29.