Ex-England International Slams England's Under-17 World Cup Winners For Shirt Celebration

Former Liverpool midfielder and England international Danny Murphy has criticized England's Under-17 squad for putting their shirts on back to front as they celebrated their U17 World Cup triumph against Spain last Saturday. England came from 2-0 down to beat Spain 5-2 in the final.

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Danny Murphy Criticizes England's Under-17 World Cup Winners For Showing Their Names Rather Than The England Badge

England's Under-17 World Cup winners turned around the their shirts after they won the final.

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Murphy, who won nine England caps and played for clubs including Liverpool and Tottenham, says the action showcases exactly what is wrong with the modern game.

"There's no England badge in the picture of them winning the World Cup - for me, that's wrong," Murphy, 40, said on talkSPORT. "They've all turned their shirts around because they want their names across their chests, so everybody across the world can see who they are."

"They're all saying, 'I'm a good young player coming through, look at me', but that in itself is what is wrong with society. "In effect, they're thinking about fame as well as being a footballer and I think it creates a big debate here. But the England badge not being in that picture says a lot."

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"The fact they want their names to be on the front of their shirts and think about getting their name out there so people know who they are - they are not wrong, but it's what is wrong at the moment."

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