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Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait


The Lionesses have finally brought football home, ending England’s 56-year wait to win a major championship.

Their astonishing and historic victory drew praise from various personalities like Richard Branson, Canadian singer Shania Twain and even Nicola Sturgeon, who has long campaigned for Scotland to leave the UK.

Meanwhile, an enthusiastic fan wearing St George’s flag face paint gave a memorable interview on Wembley Way after the game. He told a SportBible reporter: “It was a great bruv game.

“We stood up to the ladies who took him home – the mandem didn’t, so the gyaldem did.”

He was joined by Scotland’s First Minister Sturgeon in congratulating the “brilliant Lionesses” on their resounding triumph over Germany in the UEFA Women’s Championship.

Referring to Margaret Thatcher’s quote, if you want something done, ask a woman, she said, “And [it] just going to show […] when you want something done (or, in England, say “take home”), ask the women! Congratulations – well deserved champions!’

Politicians Nigel Farage and Michael Fabricator, Star Trek actress Marina Sirtis, comedians Omid Djalili and singer Mel C also praised women and pitted them against men who are still waiting half a decade after their last victory in the Euro and the World Cup.

England celebrate with the trophy during the UEFA Women’s Euro England 2022 Final match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

Meanwhile, a fan covered in St George’s flags gave a memorable interview on Wembley Way after the game. He told a SportBible reporter: ‘It was a great bruv game.’ We got up to the ladies who took it home – the mandem didn’t so the gyaldem did. do.”

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

Virgin’s Mr Branson also drew attention to the number of countries around the world that still have a long way to go when it comes to women’s rights as

He said, ‘Wow! What a game, what a tournament. A shot in the eye for all those countries that do not give equal rights to women. Congratulations.’

Ms Twain also applauded England, saying: “You know these women will have had to fight for respect from the first moment they picked up the ball – Let’s go girls!”

Broadcaster Jeremy Vine also shared a screenshot of a friend explaining how the women fifty years after the England men’s team brought ‘football home’ they said: ‘Oh, for l ‘love heavens, I’ll get it myself.’

Comedian and actor Mr Djalili said: “The men’s game will learn from the women. It’s not just about winning. How you win is where the joy is.

“This England side are playing with a skill and abandon that we would have liked the men’s team to show more than we know they are capable of.” The inspiration of the Lionesses will ring out.

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

Canadian singer Shania Twain also applauded England, saying: “You know those women will have had to fight for respect from the first moment they picked up the ball – Lets f***ing go girls!”

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

Virgin’s Richard Branson (left) drew attention to how many countries around the world still have a long way to go when it comes to women’s rights, while Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (right) praised the “brilliant Lionesses” for their resounding triumph over Germany in the UEFA Women’s Championship. .

Tory MP Mr Fabricator also said on Twitter that he had suggested leaving the men’s team behind and focusing on the women as they ‘drove home’.

While former UKIP and Brexit Party leader Mr Farage said: “These England female players are so much more decent than most men.” Not spoiled, able to speak properly — and not a stupid haircut in sight! Well done Lionesses.’

Sporty Spice also tweeted: “We did it!” Lionesses more than proud. Inspire a nation and a generation. Wow! Football has come home. The girls sorted it.

But Women in Sport CEO Stephanie Hilborne OBE told Sky News it was time for “society to rally around women’s football and women’s sport”.

And she called for more funding from football clubs and the government so that young women and girls inspired by the nation’s pride in the Lionesses during the tense 90 minutes with flying tackles and yellow cards marring a very energetic, don’t be disappointed. .

“We are so thrilled to see the change we’ve wanted for so long,” Ms Hilborne added. “We actually need top clubs to invest in their women.

“They’re all dreaming now and we can’t let them down like previous generations.”

She also spoke about how emotional it was for women of her generation who were in “tears” during the final and were alive when the FA banned women from competing for 50 years.

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

Richard Branson, Shania Twain and Nicola Sturgeon praise Lionesses for ending England wait

While former England women’s defender Fern Whelan says she hopes the “appetite” to watch women’s football continues.

“The appetite across the country to get into the stadium was huge and that’s what we want.” [..] We need this appetite to continue.

Last night the Queen said women would go down in history and be icons of sport.

She said: “My warmest congratulations and those of my family to all of you for winning the European Women’s Football Championships.

“This is a significant achievement for the whole team, including your support staff.

“The championships and your performance in them have rightly deserved praise.

“However, your success goes far beyond the trophy you so deserved.

“You have all set an example that will inspire girls and women today and generations to come.

“I hope you will be as proud of the impact you have had on your sport as you are of today’s result.”

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