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Liverpool fan Paddy Pimblett explains why he is NOT supporting England at the World Cup

Nasir Jabbar

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Liverpool fan Paddy Pimblett explains why he is NOT supporting England at the World Cup

UFC star Paddy Pimblett has explained why he's NOT supporting England at the World Cup .

Gareth Southgate's team booked their spot in the World Cup last 16 after beating Wales 3-0, setting up a showdown against Senegal on Sunday.

Goals from Marcus Rashford (x2) and Phil Foden secured the Three Lions' spot in the next round of the tournament in Qatar.

But Pimblett, an avid Liverpool fan, didn't celebrate England's big win as he revealed why he doesn't 'care' about the national football team.

Paddy Pimblett in action for the UFC. Image: Alamy
Paddy Pimblett in action for the UFC. Image: Alamy

Speaking to Alan Brazil and Ray Parlour on the Pub Talk, he said: "I don’t really follow international football. I don’t care about it, it’s ruined the [Premier League] season.

"Scousers just aren’t into international football. We don’t see why we should stand arm-in-arm with fans who sing, 'Always the victims,' week in, week out, and sing about 97 dead fans.

"It’s disgusting. What’s the other one? 'Feed the Scousers,' and that.

"Why should we support England? I’ve seen a video of England fans singing, 'We all hate Scousers.' Why should we support England."

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But the English fighter wants the national team to do well when it comes to other sports like cricket and rugby.

"When it comes to cricket, rugby, and every other sport, I want England to win and do well," he added.

The 27-year-old has shown off his Liverpool colours in the UFC, having won three straight fights inside the famed Octagon.

He submitted Jordan Leavitt in his most recent UFC outing to improve his professional record to 19-3.

The budding lightweight returns to action next weekend when he faces Jared Gordon in the co-main event of UFC 282 in Las Vegas.

And he's making plenty of noise in the lead-up to his UFC bout, having accepted Jake Paul's $1 million sparring offer.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/UFC

Topics: Football, Paddy Pimblett, Liverpool, England, Football World Cup

Nasir Jabbar
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