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There Was A Fairly Ignorant English Response To Eoin Morgan Not Singing God Save The Queen

There Was A Fairly Ignorant English Response To Eoin Morgan Not Singing God Save The Queen
By Gavin Cooney

Irish-born Eoin Morgan is currently captaining England at the cricket world cup in India, and he earned the ire of some English fans for not singing along to God Save The Queen immediately prior to today's clash with Sri Lanka.

Many fans online flicked to their default setting - outrage -  and much wailing of tears and gnashing of teeth ensued. The first port of call for these things - Piers Morgan - was quick to comment:

Morgan was not the only one outraged:

Some, at least had a measured response:

Morgan has been criticised over this in the past, and says that he does not sing the anthem for "personal reasons". He spoke to the Telegraph about this last year:

It is pretty simple: I have never sang the national anthem when playing for Ireland or England.

It does not make me any less proud to be an English cricketer.

I am extremely proud to be in the position that I am in and privileged to be captain of the World Cup side.

It is a long story. It is a personal thing. It would go on a while but it doesn’t bother me.

Morgan played One Day Internationals for Ireland until 2009, whereupon he switched allegiance to England to play test cricket.

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