BUSTED: Johnson ‘England flag’ image wasn’t what he said it was

Big lie: Johnson cropped this image to remove the references to Nationwide’s Mutual Respect campaign, then put it out as his own expression of support for the England team.

I dare say that Clare Hepworth wasn’t the only person to have this reaction on seeing a now-infamous image in the run-up to the Ukraine-England Euro 2020 match on Saturday:

Yes it was, but not in the way she may have imagined. Johnson certainly released the image – he posted it in a tweet himself:

But he was being dishonest about the reasons for the picture being taken.

It wasn’t to show his support for the England football team; it was part of the Nationwide Building Society’s campaign for Mutual Respect in Football – a reaction against the rise in hate crime (under Tory governments) in recent years:

Well, we’ve seen that Downing Street did release that image.

Here are a few similar images, showing how Nationwide has been getting public figures to sign a huge England flag in support of Mutual Respect in Football and opposition of hate crime:

I also found a video reaction from one person, discussing what Johnson had done, who hit the nail right on the head – but it seems to have disappeared. Count yourself lucky if you don’t like extreme language because this was not only on the head but near the knuckle too.


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2 thoughts on “BUSTED: Johnson ‘England flag’ image wasn’t what he said it was

  1. Martin Odoni

    For what it’s worth, I’d suggest support for Mutual Respect in Football should probably be seen as more important than support for the England team. But yes, it’s still hopelessly dishonest.

  2. Hecuba

    Typical fascist tactics by little fascist dictator duck johnson and his cohort of misogynistic; xenophobic and racist tory crooks! They are responsible for inciting hatred for any woman, child or man who in their view is not ‘white male and English!’

    Shame on this fake current government which is in fact a fascist dictatorship!

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