ROB GREEN mocked his famous 2010 World Cup blunder after England again drew the USA for this winter’s tournament.
Amused fans hailed the former keeper for trolling himself – having been torn apart by others following the costly 1-1 group opener.
Green posted a pair-of-eyes emoji to reflect the way he watched Clint Dempsey’s low 25-yarder squirm in off his palms for a shock equaliser.
One supporter said: “Fair play, at least you can laugh about it now.”
And with Green now a pundit, another fan responded: “Agreed and he’s the best gk analyst I’ve heard on any tv coverage.”
Esta vez England have Iran and Wales/Scotland/Ukraine in their group en Qatar.
But then back in 2010 it was ‘only’ Albania and Slovenia as the Three Lions finished group runners-up behind the USA, albeit level on five points.
La ex-West Ham stopper blamed only himself after his error.
The World Cup ball in South Africa 12 years ago was heavily criticised.
And then-England boss Fabio Capello only told his three keepers which one of them would start two hours before kick-off at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, near Rustenburg.
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But Green made no excuses as he said after the stalemate: “I walked in at half-time and said sorry to the chaps and I apologise to however many million people at home as well.
“It was a mistake, a genuine, horrible mistake. Games go at 100mph and these things happen.”
Steven Gerrard had stabbed England in front after only four minutes.
But Capello’s golden generation never clicked, either in that match or the tournament as a whole.
And they crashed out 4-1 to Germany in the last 16.
Green’s cock-up was arguably the worst single moment, aunque.
And in reply to his post on Friday, un fan escribió: “Still feel haunted to this day.”