Rishi Sunak has been mocked over a ‘cringeworthy’ video in which he has urged England and Wales to ‘do us proud’ while sticking a World Cup wallchart on the wall of his office.
The Prime Minister is seen opening a red box before circling key dates with a black marker – including those of England and Wales games.
With an admiring look on his face, Mr Sunak then sticks the poster on the back of his office door.
The video finishes with a simple message to the players: ‘Good luck England and Wales.’
The two countries have been drawn in the same group and will play each other on November 29.
But Mr Sunak has been mocked by social media users over the video, with some claiming he has ‘never filled in a World Cup wallchart before’.
One said’: How have you managed to do a World Cup wallchart wrong? What are you circling?’
Another added: ‘This man has never filled in a World Cup wallchart or collected Panini stickers in his life. Ever.’
A third said: ‘Please stop trying to be an ordinary ‘man of the people’ – you’re fooling no one with your cringeworthy cosplaying efforts.’
Qatar, meanwhile, have opened the tournament with a match against Ecuador today.
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