England Fans Are Slating Referee From World Cup Semi-Final

Hear that? That's the sound of an entire nation crying a bit.

Our boys did us proud during this World Cup, playing like a proper team and proper gents. But it just wasn't meant to be.

The Three Lions were kicked out of the tournament last night after a heart-breaking defeat during extra time against Croatia.

But now, some people are calling for FIFA to take a better look at the referee.

Cuneyt Cakir, the Turkish referee, has been accused on Twitter of being 'biased', 'incompetent', and 'unfair'.

Some fans claim Croatia seemed to get away with a load of fouls, while England were immediately carded for lesser ones.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

People were outraged when Lovren and his teammates, who were were not given yellow cards for their dirty play, but England's Kyle Walker was carded for holding the ball.

Compared to England's game against Colombia, which was a mess of fouls and yellow cards, bad behaviour seemed to be allowed to slide last night.



Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

Manchester United supporters were already gutted to see which ref had been assigned to the England game - back in the 2012-13 season when United played Real Madrid he controversially sent Nani off and didn't award two penalties.

A lot of people are now taking to Twitter to try and start a petition for a rematch - yeah, that's almost definitely not going to happen.

Still, this is England's best performance in decades, and with third place still up for grabs we should all be dead proud of our boys.

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Daisy Jackson

Daisy Jackson is a freelance writer, who has previously worked at Shortlist Media and Trinity Mirror. She has written about the Manchester terror attacks and appeared on BBC Five live to discuss the aftermath, as well as interviewing an orthopaedic surgeon in Syria.

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