Football

Why is Jack Colback being overlooked for England?

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Jack Colback has been in fine form for Sunderland since Christmas and there is talk up in the North East about him being called up for international duty for England. 

However, Adrian Durham seems to think the reason he has been overlooked is because of the colour of his hair.

"Why doesn’t anyone talk about Jack Colback for England? Is it because he’s ginger? How many gingers have worn the Three Lions with any success? Alan Ball in 1966 of course. But since then Ray Parlour scandalously won only 10 England caps, Paul Scholes quit England because he was being wasted on the left, and that’s about it.

"I’m not saying Colback should be picked because he’s ginger.

"But he certainly shouldn’t be overlooked because of the colour of his hair.

"Is he good enough? He’s better than Tom Cleverley that’s for sure."

Now, we all know Durham is a bit of a wind-up merchant, but how does this kind of waffle get published on sites such as The Daily Mail

I very much doubt that Roy Hodgson has sat there and thought to himself: 'Jack Colback looks a good player, but he's ginger, so I'll discount him'.

Under Hodgson, players are seemingly picked on form, see Jay Rodriquez and Adam Lallana for example, and I am sure that if Roy thinks that Colback is in better form than other players in his position, he will be picked. And that is regardless of his flame-red hair.

Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/1a2u3KU

DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Maxi Rodriguez
Jack Colback
Jay Rodriguez
Adam Lallana
Football

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again