‘Football team would be better option’ – Russia UK Embassy trolls British tabloid over WC ‘spies’
Responding to the The Daily Star's recently published story headlined 'England to take surveillance team to Russia World Cup amid spy fears', Russia's UK Embassy wryly tweeted on Tuesday: ‘A football team would be a better option.’
England qualified for the tournament next summer with a late 1-0 win over Slovenia Thursday and finished their qualification campaign unbeaten by beating Lithuania by the same score on Sunday.
Twitter users reacted to the tweet, some with hilarity, and others with their own predictions on the English team's prospects at next summer’s football showpiece.
The editor of the Manchester Gazette was quick to quip “They won't be there long!”
They won't be there long!— Chief Editor | MG (@ChiefEditorMG) October 10, 2017
“Yea, they're trying to find out why we haven't won anything for 50 years despite thinking we're world beaters,” one tweeted.
“Surveillance team would stand a better chance of bringing home some silverware for a change,” was another reply.
Surveillance team would stand a better chance of bringing home some silverware for a change.— skankworks (@TheSkankworks) October 10, 2017
“They will not be there long enough to set up their equipment,” wrote another.