After a tweet about a football match between Wales and Ukraine, Grand Tour presenter Jeremy Clarkson has angered some of his followers. Last Sunday saw Wales beat Ukraine in the playoffs to qualify for the World Cup, and while this would have been Ukraine’s first time in the finals since 1958, they weren’t able to get through.
“A momentous win for sure but also the biggest PR disaster in Welsh history,” Clarkson tweeted to his almost 8 million followers.
A momentous win for sure but also the biggest PR disaster in Welsh history.
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) June 5, 2022
Referencing the war in Ukraine after Russia invaded the country, he noted that it wasn’t the best thing to do for the Wales team’s PR.
“Jog on. If you are English keep your comments to yourself,” said one follower. (sic)
Another added: “Nah, 64 years we’ve waited, proud.”
Jeremy was keen to respond to these tweets, saying: “It’s just sad it had to be Ukraine. Well done though.”
One follower wrote a long response to the ex-Top Gear presenter:
“You’re joking? It’s a moment of pride in Welsh History.
“Calling it anything else is insulting. 64 years since the last WC, so much work to get to this moment, started under Gary Speed and the Welsh FA deserve a huge amount of respect. Get out of here with this nonsense.”
Another follower joked however, that everyone is now wanting the team to fail: “Indeed. Everyone’s going to want Wales to lose now… Except the Welsh.
“Hmm… Actually nothing’s really changed.” (sic)
Captain of the team Gareth Bale wasn’t worried, thougho, as he told Sky Sports: “The result is the greatest result in the history of Welsh football. We’re ecstatic – we’re going to a World Cup.
“I’m speechless. We’re so happy. We did it for all our amazing fans and words can’t describe how I’m feeling at the moment.”