Lizzie Cundy has hit out at the England football team for taking part in this year’s World Cup as it’s being held in Qatar.
The former WAG, who was married to former footballer and TalkSport presenter Jason Cundy for eight years until 2012, didn’t hold back as she criticised all those taking part in the spectacle later this year.
Lizzie, 54, vented her frustrations at the England team, manager Gareth Southgate and even David Beckham for not taking a stance against the country’s rules surrounding women and LGBTQ+ groups.
Speaking to Vanessa Feltz on TalkTV, Lizzie stated: “I’m very disappointed that even England are going to this World Cup. It’s a disgraceful country.”
Vanessa quickly jumped in to ask her guest what exactly it was she had the issue with and Lizzie was able to reel off a number of reasons she felt so strongly about the subject.
“Well, it’s the human rights situation, against not just their local people but against women, against the gay community,” she replied.
She went on to say female fans have been told to be careful about how they dress while also being warned not to take selfies incase they are doing so in front of a government building.
The pair then discussed the fact you couldn’t drink to celebrate before Lizzie said: “Listen, if you want to make a name for yourself, if you want to be a star, do the right thing; do not go. And I feel very upset with the England team and Southgate and others, David Beckham – though he did queue.”
She asked all involved why they want to go to this location and firmly added: “Some things are worth more than money and even football.”
The clip, which was shared on the channel’s Twitter page, was well received by followers, with one user writing: “Totally agree,” followed by a thumbs up emoji.
Another added: “I have absolutely no interest in this World Cup and I’ve watched every one since 1970,” while a third said: “I agree with her wholeheartedly. I’ve made a vow not to watch it, because it doesn’t sit well with me.”
A fourth also joked: “That’s the first thing she’s ever said that I agree with.”
The comments follow Lizzie’s words a day earlier in which she warned the “golden days” of partying during the tournament will have to be on hold. She opened up about how she was treated like royalty at the 2006 World Cup in Germany and South Africa 2010. (Mirror)