The Rio Report

Overreaction Theatre: A Wright mess

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While of course there was some football happening on Monday evening, Twitter was abuzz with the latest fall-out from England's calamitous exit from the World Cup and the surrounding shambles, and specifically one man's reaction to it.

Following Harry Redknapp's coy revelation that some of his former Tottenham players tried to get out of international duty, Ian Wright weighed in with a suggestion.

Now, it should be of course noted that Wright has recently suffered a traumatic event, after his family were held at knifepoint while he was in Brazil. That sort of thing is obviously absolutely awful and can affect people in many different ways.

At least, that's the only rational explanation for Wright's solution to the issue of players 'shirking' international duty...

Where to begin? Perhaps the first place is the notion that parents whose children have been killed in active duty might perhaps not want to hear from a footballer about how he doesn't want to play for England.

Back to the football, one man who we hope didn't fire up Twitter after he got off the pitch was Brazilian striker Fred, whose performance against Cameroon didn't impress too many people.

Finally, Mexico coach Miguel Herrera's touchline antics got quite a lot of attention, and it's easy to see why...

People seem to enjoy Miguel's work...

...but it would be even better if he still looked like this....

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