Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Following the announcement of England’s squad for Euro 2012, many were quick to jump down Roy Hodgson’s throat for a FAIL relating to his selection Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Facing the press, Hodgson remarked “when Arsenal played Milan at the Emirates stadium I was there, live, and saw how well [Oxlade-Chamberlain] did against Pirlo and Ambrosini in the centre of midfield.”
Interesting, but a complete fabrication.
Massimo Ambrosini was injured for that Champions League match, while Andrea Pirlo has played all season for Juventus.
In a secondary meeting with journalists Hodgson later correcting himself, however by that stage FAIL had already spread like wildfire.
Related link: Roy Hodgson speaks about his Euro squad to FA TV