Southgate ‘Aware’ of Thrown Beer Cups But Urges Fans to Stay With Team

England manager Gareth Southgate has acknowledged the frustration of fans after beer cups were thrown onto the pitch during their recent UEFA Euro 2024 draw, but urged supporters to continue backing the team.

The incident occurred in the closing stages of the match, with England needing a goal to secure victory. The disruption caused a brief stoppage in play, and highlighted the tense atmosphere surrounding the national team’s performance.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Southgate said: “I understand the emotions of the fans, but throwing objects onto the field is unacceptable. We need their support now more than ever, and I urge them to stay behind the team.”

England’s stuttering form in the Euros has come under scrutiny, with some pundits calling for changes to the starting lineup. However, Southgate remains confident in his squad’s ability to turn things around.

“We’re still in a good position to qualify for the knockout stages,” he insisted. “We need to learn from our mistakes and come back stronger in the next game.”

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