Roy Hodgson was in desperate need of a post-World Cup lift but he hasn't got it after he announced the England squad for next week's friendly with Norway and the European Championship qualifier in Switzerland.
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Fabian Delph and Jack Colback's call-ups, in particular, have outraged England fans and Hodgson did not help matters. He referred to Colback as "the ginger Pirlo".
And boy, did the internet react...
Jack Colback, Danny Rose and Fabian Delph are in the England squad. pic.twitter.com/leSsE5WWsQ— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) August 28, 2014
— david lamb (@lamby_3) August 28, 2014
Rose, Chambers, Colback and Delph called up to the England squad today by Roy Hodgson pic.twitter.com/qikiXq2sQL— #NoRules Football (@NoRulesFooty) August 28, 2014
Roy Hodgson has dubbed Jack Colback as "The Ginger Pirlo" pic.twitter.com/OQ1mUWPiYb— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) August 28, 2014
Jack Colback, the Ginger Pirlo pic.twitter.com/T72leKBLlK— Jack Forrester (@J_ForresterLFC) August 28, 2014
Jack Colback, Fabian Delph, Andros Townsend... pic.twitter.com/MU4qnnJuRS— Doc (@ManhattanDoc) August 28, 2014
From Gerrard and Lampard to Colback and Delph. pic.twitter.com/R4TUQT4RE1— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) August 28, 2014