TV review: Euro 2020 ended with a lesson in genuinely unsporting behaviour

Between fans behaving badly in and around Wembley and the English team removing their medals, last Sunday’s match didn’t quite live up to its promise as a great sporting occasion

18th July, 2021
TV review: Euro 2020 ended with a lesson in genuinely unsporting behaviour
Marcus Rashford (centre) was one of three young England players to miss a penalty against Italy at Wembley last Sunday night. Picture: Getty

European Cup Final (RTÉ One)

Anna Geary: Why Girls Quit Sport (RTÉ One)

It was an object lesson in how to lose badly. Even before the defeated England team came forward to collect their silver runners-up medals and (with few exceptions) instantly took them off, their thousands of supporters had slunk silently out of Wembley stadium.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Holiday firsts: give yourself a break with a new activity

Zeitgeist: Can live music become more inclusive after Covid?

Music Andrea Cleary 1 hour ago

The life of O’Reilly: an Irish memoir with a difference

Books Niamh Donnelly 1 hour ago

Off Message: Andrea Cleary spends some time on her own