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FA slammed after tweet about England Women

FA slammed after tweet about England Women

06/07/2015 at 23:30Updated 07/07/2015 at 01:13

The FA scored an own goal when the England team returned from the Women’s World Cup, with a badly misjudged tweet.

The Lionesses were knocked out by Japan in the semi-finals last week after an unfortunate own goal from Laura Bassett. However, they beat Germany in the third-place play-off and arrived back at Heathrow airport on Monday.

Welcoming the squad’s return, the FA tweeted: “England Women went back to being mothers, partners, sisters and daughters on Monday morning, but over the past month they have taken on another title – heroes.”

But the post was swiftly criticised as “patronising”, “condescending” and “out of touch”.

It was later deleted.

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