ENGLAND’S rugby players, to a man, always yell out the national anthem with pride – now Roy Hodgson wants to see his boys in Brazil do the same.
The England manager has asked his players to show national unity by singing God Save the Queen.
“You very rarely play against opponents and they haven’t got their hands on their hearts and singing their anthem as loud as they can,” said Hodgson,
“We made the decision very early on to do what every other team does.”
England’s players can get in some practice in Florida this week when they play two friendlies, Ecuador on Wednesday and Honduras on Saturday.
“We are proud to be England players and, in my case, England manager, so when the national anthem comes up it’s an obvious one for me that we sing it,” added 66-year-old Roy.
“Perhaps we need to remind the players as the squad has changed so much.
“If they all sing it, I don’t know. It’s not something I’ve checked on. But I hope they will.”