Wayne Rooney blasted England fans for booing the team last night — even though they were woeful in a 0-0 draw with Algeria.
s he trudged off the pitch at the end of the shocking performance, the Manchester United striker turned to a television camera and said: “Nice to see your home fans booing you, you football supporters.”
The supporters’ frustration was hardly surprising given that the uninspiring show from the players leaves England’s World Cup dream hanging by a thread.
Thousands of fans vented their fury at the players at the final whistle after the jaded display — and to make matters worse one managed to enter the England dressing room and walk straight up to David Beckham.
It’s an alarming security breach which will worry the England camp and the Football Association last night lodged a formal complaint with FIFA.
Skipper Steven Gerrard admitted the performance was “not good enough” and there is now the very real danger of England not progressing to the knockout stage.
The shocker in Cape Town means that Fabio Capello's side now need to beat Slovenia on Wednesday to stay in the tournament.
Goalkeeper Robert Green paid the price for his blunder against the United States as he was replaced by David James, but it was the outfield players who failed to shine.
Capello made no excuses, saying: “It was not a good game. We lost too many passes and I think this was not the team that I know, the team that I have known (in qualifying). But we have another game to play.
“When we give other teams the ball we do not win the ball back quickly and we play under pressure.”