Lineker urges "lucky" England fans not to boo Italy national anthem at Wembley

Gary Lineker has told England fans they are lucky to be able to watch this team while also telling them not to boo the Italian national anthem.

It comes after the Three Lions reached the final of Euro 2020 following their dramatic win over Denmark on Wednesday.

The Danes went ahead after 30 minutes when Mikkel Damsgaard stunned the Wembley crowd with a brilliant free-kick.

However, they were in great voice once again when Simon Kjaer could only divert Bukayo Saka's cross into his own net 10 minutes later.

Denmark's resilience was eventually broken when Raheem Sterling was fouled in the box in extra-time, which Kasper Schmeichel saved only for Harry Kane to knock in the rebound.

It sets up a tie against Italy, who have had a fantastic competition under Roberto Mancini, though Lineker has been unimpressed by some fans.

During the anthems at the start of the match, Denmark had theirs booed as they sang it out which has led to criticism.

With the final set to go ahead at Wembley this weekend, Lineker has told the fans in attendance to refrain from booing.

He said on Twitter: "If you’re lucky enough to get a ticket for the final, please, please don’t boo the Italian anthem.

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"A/ It’s an absolute belter and worth listening to. B/ It’s bloody rude, disrespectful and utterly classless."

As the Danish were jeered on Wednesday, there were swathes of criticism on social media.

One said on Twitter: "Booing the national anthem of Denmark is disgusting. Actually disgusting."

Another said: "England fans booing the Denmark national anthem. This is why all of Europe wants to see us lose."

One England fan described the scenes as "disgraceful".

Though it remains to be seen how England will line-up, it is likely that Gareth Southgate will revert to a back-three with Kyle Walker used as a centre-back.

Saka could retain his spot while Kane and Sterling are almost certain to start, which could leave Jack Grealish on the bench once again.

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