The big hearted duke

Prince William Personally Consoled England Players After Euro 2020 Loss

Prince William and Gareth Southgate in June 2018. 

Prince William is not just the Duke of Cambridge and future King of England, he is also the President of the Football Association and a well-known football fan. So England's manager Gareth Southgate opened up about how Prince William came to the rescue after their devastating loss.

Dedicated football fan Prince William takes his role as the President of the Football Association very seriously. He has been a major supporter of his teams and has done his best to protect the sport from greedy investors. Now in their great time of need, he has come to England's rescue once more. 

Prince William Comforted England Team After Loss

England's manager Gareth Southgate explained in a press conference that "The players are in a really quiet place." Like English fans all over the world, many of the players themselves were crying after their loss to Italy at the Euro 2020 finals.

Southgate also divulged that "The Duke's been down to see them in the dressing room and has rightly thanked them for what they've done." He has been longtime friends with Gareth Southgate who won the League Cup with William's favorite team Aston Villa and eventually became the manager of the England National Team.

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Prince William, Gareth Southgate and Michael Owen in 2013.

He also personally Tweeted, "Heartbreaking. Congratulations @azzurri on a great victory. @England, you've come so far, but sadly this time it wasn't our day. You can all hold your heads high, and be so proud of yourselves - I know there's more to come. W."

Then after crucial team members began receiving horribly vicious racist attacks online and in-person from English fans blaming them for the team's loss, The Duke of Cambridge felt compelled to chime in immediately. In one of the few times he's angrily posted statements he said: "I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night's match. It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour. It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable."