Jack Grealish accused of 'throwing Gareth Southgate under the bus' after England defeat

England star Jack Grealish has angrily tweeted his thoughts on the penalty controversy last night, which has led some to say he has ‘thrown Southgate under the bus’. Grealish claims he wanted to take the penalty that eventually fell on 19-year-old Bukayo Saka’s shoulders.

Saka missed from the spot kick, which led many to question why so much pressure was put on the youngsters shoulders.

Roy Keane was quoted as saying: “If you’re Sterling or Grealish, you cannot sit there and have a young kid go up for a penalty ahead of you.”

This seemingly didn’t sit well with Grealish, who tweeted out in anger: “I said I wanted to take one!!!! The gaffer has made so many right decisions through this tournament and he did tonight! But I won’t have people say that I didn’t want to take a peno when I said I will…”

England fans have flocked to criticise Grealish for this outburst.

One disgruntled fan tweeted: “Just threw Southgate under the bus lol.

“What was he saving you for Jack? Why is a 19 year old who has never taken a penalty going before you or anyone else for that matter?

And another added: “This was a very unnecessary tweet from him.Threw his manager under the bus and is probably going to be benched at the next tournament because of it.”

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