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England Fans Start Petition To Ban Tom Cleverley From 2014 World Cup Squad – Already Has 7,000 Signatures

By Chris Wright

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An England fan has started a petition to have Tom Cleverley banned from inclusion in this summer’s England World Cup squad on the grounds that the Manchester United midfielder doesn’t possess “any genuine qualities whatsoever”.

The “Ban Tom Cleverley from the World Cup squad” campaigned is directly petitioning the FA to veto Cleverley from travelling to Brazil and was created by Glenn McConnell from Blackpool – who outlines his manifesto thus:

“Tom Cleverley, owner of 13 England caps, six more than Ross Barkley, Adam Lallana and Leon Osman combined, has been regularly selected by Roy Hodgson in his squads without possessing any genuine qualities whatsoever.

“We believe for the reputation of this proud footballing nation that he should be prevented from participating in this summer’s international showcase.

“Whilst England are considered to disappoint at major tournaments, further embarrassment could be avoided by not having his inept performances undermine the rest of the team’s efforts.”

The petition, created a few days ago on, already has 7,281 signatures (at time of writing) so, if we extrapolate using Pies’ own brand of naff mathematics, is on course to have 225,711 signatures by the time Roy Hodgson submits his final World Cup squad to FIFA – assuming he submits it on the day of the deadline, June 2nd.


My oh my, English football loves a scapegoat-of-the-month.

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By Chris on March 1st, 2014 in International football, Man Utd, Newsnow, World Cup. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

7 Responses to “England Fans Start Petition To Ban Tom Cleverley From 2014 World Cup Squad – Already Has 7,000 Signatures”

  1. leppystew says:

    probably one of utds worst players, that ridiculous line he trotted out earlier in the season that hes underappreciated due to the fact that what he does isnt immediately visible in the team looks more and more retarded with every passing game. its very obvious what he does, sweet f.a. not good enough for the championship nevermind man u and england

  2. Saladinho says:

    No one deserves this.

  3. Tom C says:

    of course roy will pick him for the england squads and of course he will go to the world cup: (a) he plays for one of the main club sides, (b) he’s english, (c) he’s under 30, (d) he plays for one of the main club sides

  4. KingB3113 says:

    Can I sign up even though I’m not English?

  5. Bestie says:

    Tom C: (e) England have nobody else (sad)

  6. Haywired says:

    Seems rather cruel.

  7. Martin says:

    James Milner must be loving this !!

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