​England male football team branded ‘sexist morons’ after ‘patronizing’ tweet

England celebrates their victory over Germany in the third place match of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at Commonwealth Stadium. (Reuters)
Social media staff for England’s male football team have been forced to remove an “appalling” and “sexist” tweet about the women’s national team after it attracted an outpouring of anger on social media.

The tweet, which was intended to celebrate the women’s victory over Germany securing them third place in the World Cup, said the players would now return to being “mothers, partners and daughters” after the match.

It added the players would be revered as “heroes.”

Following a barrage of criticism, the account admin removed the tweet.

One Twitter user said the post shows the Football Association (FA) continues to “ignore and patronize” the women’s team.

Another said it was “gross” and called the FA “sexist morons.”

The England women’s team landed at Heathrow on Monday after finishing third in the World Cup following a 1-0 win over Germany.

The competition was broadcast live in the UK, where it attracted a strong following.

“Hopefully we can keep going now and get the crowds out, keep the interest going,” midfielder Jill Scott told the BBC on her return to the UK.

The team will now begin training for the Euro 2017 qualifiers in September, where they are in a group with Belgium, Serbia, Bosnia-Hercegovina and Estonia.