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There's Already A Petition To Knight Gareth Southgate

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There's Already A Petition To Knight Gareth Southgate

The whole country has been swept up by Gareth Southgate fever. The men want to buy him a pint, the women think he's snackalicious and now there's a petition for the England manager to become a Sir, World Cup win or not.

It needs saying now because you fear it would be forgotten if England lose on Wednesday; no matter what happens this week England, and Gareth Southgate, have done a bloody good job getting to a semi final.

Okay so time to jump off the rational thinking train and back on the 'IT'S COMING HOME' bandwagon, because obviously we're going to beat Croatia and then go on and beat France or Belgium on Sunday.

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Gareth Southgate already deserves a lot of praise for what he's done in making this whole team more affable, approachable and personable. They just feel like a great bunch of blokes who are enjoying themselves whilst taking the job seriously.

And so it's no wonder that the waistcoated leader of our proud boys is attracting all the right headlines and now one fan is already calling for him to knighted, before he's even won the World Cup.

The Southgate petition. Image: Change.org
The Southgate petition. Image: Change.org

In the description of the petition fan Simon Harris explained, "This is a simple request - it is time for Gareth Southgate to become SIR Gareth Southgate.

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"You may think that this petition is premature because at the time of writing the Three Lions have only just beaten Sweden in the quarter-final, but Gareth deserves this prestigious honour NO MATTER WHAT the outcome of the tournament may be. This is why.

"He has single-handedly turned our absolute laughing stock of a national team into something that England can be proud of.

"No more pampered prima donnas who only seem to be thinking of their next pay check from the Premier League paymasters.

"No more potato-faced geriatric connoisseur idiots screaming into a TV camera because the fans have the audacity to react to a terrible performance by giving the team both barrels.

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"No more ridiculous scapegoating to cover up crap performances.

"No more questionable financial situations and incessant pie-eating.

"No more team talks where the players can't help but take the piss because the boss looks like an owl.

"Gareth, Sir Gareth, you have managed to briefly take our minds away from Brexit, the heatwave and Pat Phelan, and for this you deserve this most prestigious of honours. A true sportsman, a true gentleman."

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It's difficult to argue with all of that and when Southgate returns with the trophy we expect the Queen to be waiting at the airport, fangirling all over him and with sword in hand to knight him there and then.

Arise Sir Gareth, capturer of all our hearts!

Topics: Football News, Croatia, World Cup news, England, Gareth Southgate, World Cup

Ryan Sidle
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