Three Lions blasted as 'a song written by two lefties' - 'Why don't we have Abba'

Amy Nickell described footballers as "overpaid and ultimately pointless"

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The popular football song Three Lions has been blasted as a “song written by two lefties ”.

The song was written back in 1996 by comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner.

Reports on Thursday suggested the anthem could be ditched by the England football team over fears it could offend other nations.

The reports was met by uproar by many fans, who called for the song to stay over other suggestions like Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond.

But author and broadcaster Amy Nickell believes the uproar is “mental”, before suggesting an Abba song replaces it as England’s anthem.

Three Lions has been the England football team's anthem for many years
Three Lions has been the England football team's anthem for many years
Amy Nickell laughed at uproar over the anthem reportedly being scrapped
Amy Nickell laughed at uproar over the anthem reportedly being scrapped

Speaking on Dan Wootton Tonight, Ms Nickell said: “It’s making me laugh so much you’re impassioned conversation about the song Three Lions, a song written by two lefties in 1996.

“Footballers are much like the royal family, overpaid and ultimately pointless.

“The FA saying maybe we should rethink the song guys is not about hating being English."

She added on football's popularity: "It is inexplicable, it's just people kicking a ball around and it makes people cry, it's mental.

“I've got a suggestion we do no singing and no chanting.

"Why don't we have Winner Takes It All by Abba.

“I'm proudish to be English but I think it's realistic to consider there's more to think of then let's wave the St George's flag and carry on.”

The FA quickly responded to reports of the Three Lions ditching, saying: "Contrary to reports this morning, the FA still plays Three Lions at major Wembley matches and has never had any intention of doing otherwise.

"The song belongs to the fans and is about the hope of following the England team.

"It was requested by the FA to be played as one of our team songs at the 2018 World Cup and at the Euros last summer, and this is our plan going forwards."