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Andros Townsend took controversial Roy Hodgson comment as a compliment [Video]

Andros Townsend was the star of the show whilst helping England book their place in Brazil.

The debutant was then central to a media storm after it was leaked Roy Hodgson referred to him as a ‘monkey’ during an innocent joke at half time.

It seems no one was actually offended by the harmless comment despite the media furore.

Today, Townsend gave an interview in which he claimed he took the comment from Hodgson as a compliment.