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England Fans Branded "Embarrassing" For Booing Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk During UEFA Nations League Match

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.

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Van Dijk was jeered by England fans every time he touched the ball on Thursday in Portugal.

His reception was the talk of the game with Liverpool supporters voicing their anger on social media.

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Gary Lineker also reacted to England fans booing Van Dijk. The Match of the day presenter called England's behaviour "Embarrassing".

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."

Image: PA
Image: PA

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."

Who'll be crowned the first ever UEFA Nations League winner? Sound off in the comment section below.

Topics: the netherlands, Liverpool, Football News, Football, UEFA Nations League, Premier League, England, Virgil Van Dijk, Fans

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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