Tottenham Hotspur fans call for Harry Kane to be sold after 'cringe' phone call with the Prime Minister
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Tottenham Hotspur fans have called on the club to sell Harry Kane, after he jumped on a call with Rishi Sunak once he'd broken the goalscoring record for England.
On Thursday night, Kane become the country's all time top goalscorer, after putting away his penalty against Italy, in a Euro 2024 qualifier.
It's an incredible achievement for the striker, reaching 54 goals in just eight years, having scored on his debut, to overtake Wayne Rooney.
The former record holder was the first man to congratulate his former England teammate, taking to social media to show amazing humility.
But the DC United boss isn't the only one to have sent his well wishes to Kane, with Prime Minister Sunak sharing a video of the FaceTime call the pair had together.
It didn't go down well with fans however, with Tottenham supporters deciding that the 'cringe' video was enough reason for the north London club to sell the striker.
"Sell him @SpursOfficial," one fan said, tagging the club to make sure they heard the pleas.
"This is mega cringe. Who OK'd this? Get rid of him," added a second.
A third wanted the punishment to be crueler, suggesting, "Forget selling him, send him on loan to the Championship for five years for this."
Others were generally disappointed in the video, with a fourth tweeting, "This is so disappointing by England and Harry Kane
- considering all the grief this man and his party has thrown at England players. He was part of it when Johnson was using it to divide the UK. Undoes so much good work."
"Harry Kane should never have agreed to this. Disgraceful to endorse - on any level - these criminals," scowled another.
"I’m old enough to remember when our politicians were telling footballers to stay out of politics," pointed out another, who knowingly didn't need that long of a memory.
And another joked, "Harry, mate, my DMs are open if you’re doing this under duress. You are not alone."
Trying to improve your popularity by association, I see pic.twitter.com/UWGsUVd91t— Hughes (@NotThatHughes) March 25, 2023
It is the latest example of politicians trying to pretend they have an interest in football in order to make a point or further their own likeability.
A whole host of Conservative MPs decided that Match of the Day was better without Gary Lineker, when the presenter was stood down by the BBC.
That obviously had nothing to do with the fact the reason he'd been stood down was tweeting about the Tory's abhorrent plans about immigrants.
Spurs fans won't actually want Kane to leave over the video, although that might not help, with Manchester United heavily linked with making a summer move for the England captain, who will have only a year left on his contract.