England fans fall for fake Jordan Henderson captain rumours

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Sam Allardyce's first England squad appears to have promised a fair few changes following the disastrous Euro 2016 campaign suffered under Roy Hodgson's stewardship.

The former Bolton, Newcastle, West Ham and Sunderland manager takes charge of his first game on the international stage later this week when England travel to Slovakia for their opening World Cup qualifier.

He reinvited Arsenal's Theo Walcott into the squad as well as Leicester's Danny Drinkwater and Everton's Phil Jagielka. In exchange, Ross Barkley and Jack Wilshere dropped out.

But are there more changes on the horizon? Will, for instance, Joe Hart keep his place in goal and will the captain's armband remain with Wayne Rooney? Well, if you happened to look at Twitter on Monday afternoon, you would be forgiven for thinking the Manchester United star is set for a demotion.

For one reason or another, Liverpool's Jordan Henderson started trending across the United Kingdom. You may well have guessed the reason by now, especially considering the headline, but to make it clear, rumours circulated that he was set to become England's new captain.

The 26-year-old is still finding his way back to his best after an injury stricken 2015/16 campaign but has won the trust of Jurgen Klopp.

He kept his role as Liverpool captain despite the change in manager but his experience in the role doesn't appear to have convinced some England fans, who were furious with the suggestion that he would replace Rooney as the country's leader.


We have pieced together some of the best reaction from social media and embedded it below. Take a look:

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Despite literally minutes of searching, GiveMeSport has been unable to find exactly where the rumour came from but we can assure you it didn't come from a source at St George's Park.

But whoever it was, we hope you're happy with yourself. You appear to have alienated many thousands of young England fans, doing just as good a job as Hodgson did in France last summer.

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