Prime Minister Boris Johnson embarrassed himself a bit when he couldn’t name the scorer of the hat-trick in England’s 1966 World Cup final victory.
Pretty much anyone with a very basic knowledge of English football history will surely know that it was Geoff Hurst that scored the three goals at Wembley that day, but Johnson thought it was…Bobby Moore.
See below for Johnson’s gaffe as England prepare to take on Italy in the Euro 2020 final tonight…
After Boris Johnson talked of how proud he was of the England football team, here he is not knowing who scored a hat-trick for England in the 1966 World Cup Final. pic.twitter.com/THfuCqGQDV
— LBC (@LBC) July 12, 2018
Fair enough if Johnson just isn’t much of a football fan, but it can be a bit tiresome when politicians try to boost their own popularity by commenting/tweeting on football when they aren’t really that bothered either way.
There has been a slightly unfortunate mix of football and politics at time this summer, with those on both sides of the political spectrum trying to force their own narrative on this England team.
Hopefully England can unite the nation for a change with a win tonight!