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Downing Street has ‘cancelled’ a reception for England’s footballers – 13 favourite reactions

Plans to invite the England football team to a reception at Downing Street have been shelved, it was reported today.

It comes a day after Boris Johnson and Priti Patel were accused of ‘hypocrisy’ for condemning racist abuse on social media but failing to back the players taking the knee.

No-one put it better than England and Aston Villa player Tyrone Mings, who said this on Twitter.

In entirely unrelated news, obviously, a planned reception for the Euros runners-up at Downing Street has been cancelled, reported the Guardian’s Aubrey Allegretti.

And it prompted no end of comment as you might imagine. Here are our favourites.

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Ian Hislop owning Priti Patel on Question Time has gone viral all over again and it’s breathtaking stuff

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