Hello pot...meet kettle--posted by Tony Garcia on 7/05/2006
Of all the people in England to call the English soccer team a disgrace for disappointing performances Elton John should be among the last to do so.
Sir Elton John has slammed the England football team as a "disgrace" after Portugal knocked them out of the World Cup on Saturday.Hmm, I went to a show on the Face 2 Face tour with Elton John and Billy Joel. Great music may come through the radio from Elton John's records, but the performance on stage was stiff and stale. Somehow this bozo has the authority to call England's World Cup team a "disgrace" because they did not make it out of the quarterfinals. And in all honesty, what does their salary have to do with the team being a "disgrace" or not?
The Don't Go Breaking My Heart singer made his feelings public when he made his comments during a gig in Bournemouth, hours after the quarter-final match finished.
John, who is friends with David Beckham, attributed most of the blame to coach Sven Goran Eriksson.
He told the sell-out crowd, "There has not been an outstanding player at this World Cup. I do not even want to talk about that f**king Sven Goran Abba-dabba.
"As always the England fans have been fantastic. They have been let down by the team and let down by people earning GBP125,000 a week.
"It's a disgrace."