A petition to have him banned from the World Cup on change.org is approaching 5,000 signatures. It’s like a ticking time bomb for the United midfielder, Tom Cleverley. The petition called ‘Ban Tom Cleverley from the World Cup squad’ was commenced by Glenn McConnell, of Blackpool, claims that such performance will be a source of embarrassment for millions who will be watching on the world stage. It’s about reputation nowadays, England’s reputation as a footballing nation specifically, will be heavily damaged by the inclusion of Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley in the England World Cup line up, and obliged the FA to make their move.
McConnell said: “Tom Cleverley, owner of 13 England caps, six more than Ross Barkley, Adam Lallana and Leon Osman combined, has been regularly selected by Roy Hodgson in his squads without possessing any genuine qualities whatsoever.
“We believe for the reputation of this proud footballing nation that he should be prevented from participating in this summer’s international showcase. “Whilst England are considered to disappoint at major tournaments, further embarrassment could be avoided by not having his inept performances undermine the rest of the team’s efforts.”
A heart-breaking comment on Cleverley, many supporters of this petition can also leave a comment and reasons on why they seconded the motion for the whole world to see.
Cleverly admitted his confidence has been a little bit low at times this season and there is not much worse for a player than getting it off his own fans. What strikes the heart of most fans is when he said that “The history of this club is all about fighting back and I am absolutely determined that my future is here and that I will fight back with it.” Is he really determined to prove all the critics wrong? His squad Manchester United sits in sixth place as seen below :