How Twitter reacted to Jamie Vardy’s England call-up

Leicester’s Jamie Vardy and QPR striker Charlie Austin were the headline news following the latest England squad announcement.

Roy Hodgson has named his 24-man party to take on the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia next month with Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton another new addition to the Three Lions set-up.

28-year-old Vardy has scored four goals and made eight assists (more on that below) as part of the Foxes’ successful survival bid while Hoops talisman Austin has netted 17 times in his first season at the top level.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the former’s call-up to play for his country.

Opta weren’t prepared to be sniffy about Vardy’s England bow.

And neither was Arsenal legend turned pundit, Ian Wright.


But naturally there were a few of you happy to stick the boot in.

Ultimately though, it’s only Roy’s views that matter.

And finally, Leicester were rightly pretty chuffed too.


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William Geldart

Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales, Bangor, William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.