Carol Vorderman: Countdown legend ignites criticism with ‘pathetic’ England rugby post

Carol Vorderman: Countdown legend ignites criticism with ‘pathetic’ England rugby post

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 Carol Vorderman seemingly angered a number of her fans on Twitter last night, after posting about the England team at the Rugby World Cup 2019 The Countdown star, who was out in Japan supporting Wales at the tournament earlier this month, sparked a number of unhappy comments after pointing something out  The 58-year-old’s remark was branded “ridiculous” as she was inundated with comments after her tweet to her 416,000 followers  She had called out the line-up for getting the words to the national anthem wrong, as they kicked off their game against South Africa  The star wrote: “Wrong words boys to your own anthem @EnglandRugby… for future ref  “‘God save our gracious Queen. Long live our noble Queen. God save THE Queen! Send her victorious Happy and glorious. Long to reign over us. God save THE Queen!”(sic)  READ MORE James Jordan: Strictly star addresses Shirley Ballas and Anton tension  However, some didn’t seem to think it was necessary to point out the error in light of recent events  One user told her: “To be fair singing was probably the last thing on their minds before a huge final Well done England #proud.” Another wrote: “They sang it better than I’ve heard anyone sing the Welsh anthem in a World Cup final ” “And so what?” a third questioned, as someone else tweeted: “Hmmm… not really a big mistake worthy of criticism!”(sic)  While people said it was both a “ridiculous” thing to write and “pathetic”, another upload read: “Carol I thought better of you Baiting.” Meanwhile, others backed her up and said they had also noticed it: “EXACTLY Vorders… Glad you noticed too ” Two others went on: “So true Carol, we noticed that too,” and: “Good spot.” Carol had previously shared her thoughts on the result, which saw South Africa lift the trophy, scoring 32 to England’s 12   She said on the micro-blogging site: “Commiserations to all England fans… You’ve had a great world cup so lots to celebrate  “But huge congratulations to South Africa for whom this means the biggest change and coming together of a nation with a terrible history of separation… the happiest of days for them ” Carol also went on to react to some “brilliant” news surrounding Welsh rugby union player Josh Adams  After was announced as the World Cup top try scorer, she responded: “Massive congratulations to a man with the biggest talent but without ego @JoshAdams951 ” Trending READ MORE Claudia Winkleman: Strictly host’s bizarre move amid husband admission  A fan wrote back: “Very level headed lad Carol, he was brilliant at an early age when he played for two seasons with our Youth XV He deserves all the plaudits.” She added: “What even greater things await him? And through him our happy country? Happy days ” It comes just days after Carol Vorderman shared a throwback picture of the moment she got her head stuck in a pumpkin mask in tribute to Halloween  The picture saw the presenter holding onto the large head piece to help it stay put, as she sported a tight-fitting jumper

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