Elton Brands England Team A 'Disgrace'
SIR ELTON JOHN has slammed the England soccer team as a "disgrace" after Portugal knocked them out of the World Cup on Saturday (01JUL06). The DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART singer made his feelings public when he made his comments during a gig in Bournemouth, England hours after the quarter-final match finished. John, who is friends with England's DAVID BECKHAM, attributed most of the blame to coach SVEN GORAN ERIKSSON. He told the sell-out crowd, "There has not been an outstanding player at this World Cup. I do not even want to talk about that f**king Sven Goran Abba-dabba. "As always the England fans have been fantastic. They have been let down by the team and let down by people earning GBP125,000 a week. "It's a disgrace."