England Fans Branded "Embarrassing" For Booing Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk During UEFA Nations League Match
England fans have been blasted for their treatment of Virgil van Dijk during the UEFA Nations League semi-final between the Netherlands vs. England.
Van Dijk was jeered by England fans every time he touched the ball on Thursday in Portugal.
Virgil van Dijk, PFA Player of the Year, imperious Liverpool footballer, European champion, role model, class act on and off the field, supporter of the Red Cross, paid for Christmas party at Anfield for 120 kids suffering from cancer, is being booed by England fans #NEDENG
- Henry Winter (@henrywinter) June 6, 2019
His reception was the talk of the game with Liverpool supporters voicing their anger on social media.
Can someone explain to me why any England fan would want to boo van dijk? No wonder some Liverpool fans don't like watching England, our fans are classless twats.
- Marcus Howard :six: (@MarcusLFC1) June 6, 2019
"How can't you support your own country, you're from there?!"
*England fans boo Van Dijk and Wijnaldum*
- RG:flag_es::six::trophy: (@_RGLFC) June 6, 2019
England: why don't you support England?
Also England: Boos Van Dijk for being a Liverpool player
- B (@SturridgeStrike) June 6, 2019
Boos whenever Van Dijk touches the ball, Liverpool are living in everyone's heads :joy::joy::joy::joy: #NEDENG
- Paul Brown :star::star::star::star::star::star: (@Paul_B2001) June 6, 2019
Gary Lineker also reacted to England fans booing Van Dijk. The Match of the day presenter called England's behaviour "Embarrassing".
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Fresh off winning the Champions League, Van Dijk now has the chance to raise silverware with the Netherlands who face Portugal in the UEFA Nations League final on Sunday and he's insisted they are more than a one-man team.
"We'll see. It's not only Cristiano Ronaldo we're going to face, we face a great Portugal. We will see what's going to happen," he said following his side's 3-1 win over England.
"I'm looking forward to playing this final with this team, and we're going to give everything that we can to hopefully hold that trophy in the end and do everyone proud."
The Dutch skipper also singled out Joao Felix who made his international debut in Portugal's 3-1 victory over Switzerland on Wednesday.
"I watch football as well, I've seen the Europa League. Everyone has seen him. He's a big talent for them," he added.
"He has a bright future in front of him if he stays humble and keeps working hard and hopefully we can shut them down.
"Hopefully we are going to win."
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