Anger at Aston Villa’s Tyrone Mings reckless bodycheck during Euro 2020 warm-up
Football fans remained angry after Bath-born defender Tyrone Mings recklessly checked an Austrian striker last night.
Aston Villa center-back, who attended Millfield School in Street in Somerset, issued a reckless challenge to Austria’s Sass Kalajdzic.
Although England won the Euro 2020 warm-up match 1-0 thanks to Bukayo Saka’s first international goal in the second half, the main topic of discussion was Mings’ discipline.
With ten of the 33 players in the provisional England squad sidelined after European Cup competitions or injuries, Mings had the opportunity to impress Gareth Southgate.
He was chosen to play ahead of teammates Harry Maguire, John Stones and Conor Coady, who were all selected for the last 26-man squad to represent at European competition alongside him.
But fans are wondering if it will be too heavy for his country when the tournament kicks off in eight days.
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A Twitter user said: “Tyrone Mings should have been kicked out and conceded a penalty for this assault. Fortunately, there is no VAR.”
Another added: “Tyrone Mings proving once again why he should be away from an England team.”
A third added: “The Mings should be far from an English shirt or a football shirt. It’s a handicap.”
Fortunately, officials did not see the incident last night and with VAR not in action, they were unable to recall play after reviewing the situation.
However, VAR will be used once the tournament begins on June 11, where incidents like this would likely be investigated.
England will have another friendly on Sunday 6 June against Romania before kicking off their European campaign against Croatia on Sunday 13 June.