SNP MP stirs up Twitter outrage with Brexit quip after England match ‘Sour grapes?’

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The SNP MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar covering the Outer Hebrides took to Twitter after the Three Lions bagged their place in Sunday’s final with a 2-1 victory over Denmark. The win was sealed in extra time by skipper Harry Kane, who swept home the rebound after Kasper Schmeichel saved his spot-kick.

But sceptics suggested Manchester City’s Sterling went down too easily under the challenge of two Danish players.

Posting within minutes of the final whistle, Mr MacNeil tweeted: “A friend says, “That was biggest dive by Sterling since the Brexit vote!!”, following his message up with several laughing emoticons and the hashtag #comedyplatinum.

Mr MacNeil’s post prompted a mixed bag of responses.

Neil Hendry replied: “There was clear contact, so Sterling was entitled to fall in a heap as the ball was two to three paces away; I’m just glad he wasn’t badly hurt and was able to continue.”

Another poster added: “Ah yes, the thinly veiled anti-English bigotry promoted as usual by the SNP under the guise of humour.

“You may fool some, but not this Scotsman.

“Well done England – It’s coming home.”

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Meanwhile, Gordon Robb simply asked: “Sour grapes?”

Joe Ridout said: “Looked a soft penalty but the (much) better team won.

“Denmark were limited and resorted to cheap fouls left right and centre.”

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However, others were more sympathetic.

One supporter said: “England won the WC in 1966 in a similar pattern.

“Controversial goals against Germany in the final as well as dodgy decisions in their favour when they played Argentina.

“They only win in Wembley that’s why it took them 55 years to reach a final.”

Another added: “Sterling should wear a snorkel.”

Sterling himself was in no doubt when he was interviewed after the final whistle.

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