South African Cardinal Wilfrid Napier took to Twitter to joke about England’s humiliating exit from the European Championships in France.
On Monday night England lost the last-16 knockout match 2-1 to Iceland, a country with a population of just over 300,000 and which is competing in a major football tournament for the first time in its history. England manager Roy Hodgson resigned in the wake of the defeat.
In a tweet sent after the match, Cardinal Napier referenced Britain’s vote to leave the EU, writing “even (England’s) soccer eleven has withdrawn from Europe!”
When another Twitter user suggested that Cardinal Napier was “mocking” the England team, he replied that he was an “ardent” supporter and was simply expressing his disappointment.
The Cardinal has previously revealed his support for Burnley FC, who will compete in the Premier League next season.