Roy Hodgson has alienated a significant portion of his fan base by fielding an experimental line-up in England’s 2-0 friendly defeat to Chile at Wembley.
The team selection, avant-garde, proved offensive to the sensibilities of those who prefer Hodgson’s more organic, less convoluted material.
Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, Gareth, a Hodgson fan from Chorley, conceded that the England manager was entitled to try new things but that he and many others had been left cold.
He said: “It’s like when Radiohead started listening to Boards of Canada and ditched the guitars.
“Everyone told me it was genius but I didn’t ‘get it’ then and I still don’t ‘get it’ now.
“What the hell was that cat all about? And the ballerina in goal? Not to mention all those Southampton players.
“So many Southampton players. I swear I saw Francis Benali at one point.”
Hodgson was unavailable for comment as he was recording himself yodeling in the shower.