Not impressed: Twitter reacts as Sam Allardyce names first England squad [Tweets]Published August 29, 2016
England fans have taken to social media in the aftermath of the first squad announcement under new boss Sam Allardyce, and it’s safe to say fan are from impressed with their new man.
The 61-year-old has included Michail Antonio in his first England squad – but in form Everton midfielder Ross Barkley misses out.
The Everton star’s omission is particularly surprising considering his start to the season – and Barkley’s exclusion, coupled with Blues teammate Phil Jagielka’s inclusion has left many fans baffled.
Arsenal’s Theo Walcott and Leicester’s Danny Drinkwater are recalled, having missed out on a place at Euro 2016, but there is no place for Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere, who misses out.
Other notale exclusions from the squad, include in form striker Jermaine Defoe, and West Ham midfielder Mark Noble, but it seems as though the most controversial decision taken, surrounds the omission of Man United striker Marcus Rashford.
The 18-year-old has been left of Allardyce’s squad due to his lack of first team football, despite the teenage sensation’s last gasp heroics against Hull on Saturday.
It’s safe to say that Sam Allardyce has caused a lot of commotion on Twitter for some of his bizarre selections.
Check out some of the Tweets below.
@Squawka same old shambolic squad who will achieve nothing— bill?^^? (@billlllllllllly) August 28, 2016
@Squawka Barkley>Henderson— Muhammed Salih (@mosalih1337) August 28, 2016
@Squawka Jagielka and Sterling shouldn't have been called.. prefer oxlade Chamberlain and Stones..— Chad-Anthony Coke (@MR_CODE_Z3RO) August 28, 2016
Sam Allardyce is already a fraud, How can you call up Theo Walcott and leave out Marcus Rashford #MUFC— Mufc Writer. (@ManUnitedWriter) August 28, 2016
Can we all just take a moment to collectively wonder why Ross Barkley isn't in the England squad either?— HLTCO (@HLTCO) August 28, 2016
An utterly baffling decision.
Comedy England squad that somehow contains Theo Walcott. Vive La Revolution.— Simon Clancy (@SiClancy) August 28, 2016