England fans fuming at Roy Hodgson over Wes Morgan omission

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Roy Hodgson was never going to keep every England fan happy, was he?

The announcement of the England squad ahead of Euro 2016 essentially picked itself, but the veteran coach still had a few big decisions to make.

For instance, Jack Wilshere only started his first Premier League game against Aston Villa on Sunday and had only featured for 140 minutes but, on his day, has proven to be sensational, especially for England.


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Similarly, the injury to Danny Welbeck left a slot open up front with Manchester United's Marcus Rashford and Sunderland's Jermaine Defoe vying for it. Whoever he selected, one set of fans would be left wondering why.

But one decision that he should not have questioned over is whether Leicester's captain fantastic Wes Morgan should have been in the squad. The towering defender has had a sensational season for the Foxes and, at 32, has experienced something of a rebirth under Claudio Ranieri.

Where's Wes?

Indeed, there could well have been an argument that, with the England defence looking so frail, he could have been called up by Hodgson, had he not already played for Jamaica 25 times.

That's right; while Morgan was born and bred in England, he opted to return to his ancestor's routes and play for Jamaica, probably in the knowledge that the Three Lions would forever be out of reach.

He played his first game for The Reggae Boyz was in 2013 and he has gone on to become a key player in the team. Only now do England fans see what they have missed out on, but someone obviously forgot to tell these guys, who are currently fuming that Hodgson left him out.

Who's joking?

Some of them, however, may just be on a trolling mission, targetted directly at Harry Redknapp.

The former QPR, Portsmouth, Tottenham, Southampton and Jordan manager was made the laughing stock of the Internet when he called for Morgan to be selected for the Three Lions in one of his recent columns.

Here's what he wrote in the Telegraph:

These guys knew what they were doing:

Three centre-backs

Even so, there are still plenty of critics wondering why Hodgson has opted to choose only three centre-backs with holding midfielder Eric Dier expected to provide cover in the event of an injury crisis.

John Stones, Chris Smalling and Gary Cahill are the only recognised centre-backs picked in the preliminary squad with Phil Jagielka a surprise omission.

On his defensive picks, Hodgson said: "I've only selected seven defenders to give me an extra player in the midfielders and forwards."

And who did he award that extra slot to?

Fabian Delph.

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