England fans in Qatar appear to sing iconic Three Lions song wrong
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It's just a few short days to go until Harry and the boys kick off their World Cup dreams. So what better way to start by checking out this questionable rendition of Three Lions:
The star-studded team touched down in Qatar this week, as they prepare to take on Iran next Monday (21 November).
However, the tournament has been marred by controversy, virtually ever since it was announced a few years ago, with people concerned that a country with such a terrible human rights record was being allowed to host the event.
But more recently, there has been the issue of organisers in Qatar actually paying people to pretend to be England supporters during the World Cup.
In a bid to boost the country's PR, it's been claimed that the state has been trying to engineer an atmosphere at the tournament, with people allegedly being paid to act as real supporters.
And now, rumours of this have gained even more traction after footage of fans singing the 1996 classic anthem Three Lions began doing the rounds on social media today (16 November).
But why? I hear you ask. It's a great song, every England fan knows it by heart, so why would there be any issue with them belting it out for the team?
Well, it might have something to do with the fact that they get the tune completely wrong. Like, really, really wrong.
Joking on TikTok, one user said: "Never heard that version of it's coming home before."
Another commented: "Seems legit."
"What a joke this World Cup is, just like everything else going on at the minute," put a third.
While another quipped: "Its not coming the way they are singing!!"
But it's not just apparent England fans who have raised suspicion; other videos posted showing 'fans' of nations including Spain, Brazil and Portugal parading through Qatar have attracted suspicion.
Many have taken to social media to call out what they thought was a fake attempt to make the World Cup seem like it has more support.
One person called the footage 'the most embarrassing thing I've ever seen in football', while another speculated that 'attendance numbers are far lower than they expected'.
Someone else joked that it was 'perfectly normal for football fans to gather spontaneously 10 days before their team play'.
Others said they'd 'gladly' go out and party in the streets with a football shirt on if someone told them to.
I guess I'll leave you to decide what you think of it all.