Although the days have passed since the Euro 2020 final, the English fans have not yet given up on the fact that they lost the title to Italy.
England lost the tournament on penalties to the Italian team, at Wembley Stadium last Sunday, after a 1-1 draw in normal and overtime.
Luke Shaw scored the England lead early, before Leonardo Bonucci equalized and the table turned on the Three Lions.
Why are the English fans angry?
English fans are upset by this loss, and some believe that refereeing bias is one of the main causes.
Press reports indicated that more than 100,000 disgruntled fans signed a petition to the European Football Association, demanding a replay of the match.
This comes due to a shot during injury time, when Giorgio Chiellini lost the ball and was seen pulling Bukayo Saka from his shirt.
The angry English public believes that the 36-year-old should have been sent off instead of the yellow card he was given.
What came in the petition demanding the re-final?
Immediately after the match, Change.org user Sharon Gilman wrote the petition saying that the match was not fair at all.
He said in the petition: “The match that took place on the 11th of this July was not fair, because Italy only got a yellow card for withdrawing England players as if they were slaves.”
“All the pushing, pulling, kicking and still allowing Italy to win? This is definitely bias,” he added.
He continued, “Italy should have been given the red card because of the way they were playing, and the match should have been replayed.”
What happened after the final?
England’s hopes of lifting a major title for the first time since the 1966 World Cup were completely dashed after Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho missed 3 penalties.
It is unfortunate that the trio was subjected to severe racist abuse on social media after the defeat of England, especially Saka, who missed the fifth kick, which decided the victory for Italy.