‘The most useless Golden Boot in World Cup history’: Fans come down hard on England captain Kane

While England’s fourth-placed finish at Russia 2018 equals their second-best ever performance in a World Cup some fans haven’t acknowledged English accolades, instead of posting some rather radical opinions to social media.

Football didn’t quite finish its voyage home, as far as England are concerned at least, but most fans of the Three Lions have spent the aftermath of Saturday’s third-place playoff defeat against Belgium praising the spirit of Gareth Southgate’s men.

England made the semi-finals, unearthed some new talent and, barring some heroics from either Kylian Mbappe or Antoine Griezmann in the World Cup Final on Sunday in Moscow, Harry Kane will likely bring home the Golden Boot for the six goals he plundered in Russia.

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The thing is, according to some fans at least, Kane’s status as the tournament’s top scorer is undermined by the manner in which he scored his goals.

There were penalties, headers from set pieces – and even a freak goal which went in via a deflection from his heel.

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Sifunaโ„ข@Allanpetr

Harry Kane has the most useless Golden Boot in World Cup history

6 Goals

3 Penalties
2 deflections
1 header

๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ…”๐Ÿ…œ๐Ÿ…œ@~๐Ÿ…จ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…ฆ๐Ÿ… โ„ข๐ŸŒผ@Miss_LFC_

Harry Kane is the prime example of how to win โ€˜the Golden Bootโ€™ in the World Cup in the most ugliest way possible!!
3 Penalties
1 Lucky heel touch
1 Header
And a tap in

Where was he in the quarter finals and Semi final and 3rd 4th place play offs? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Aakriti@Aakriti1

Harry Kane winning the Golden Boot because of five goals scored against Tunisia and Panama + 1 penalty against Colombia would be one of the strangest results of this

Zero shots on target in open play during the knockout stage – 4 matches

Lewis porter@Lewisjporter08

Missing: Harry Kane
Last seen: score a penalty against Colombia.
Reward: the world cup.

Somnath Sengupta@baggiholic

Harry Kane is the most underwhelming golden boot winner (based on performance during the tournament) since Oleg Salenko fluked it in 1994.

Twitter, as ever, is a sounding board for some of the Internet’s more unusual comments and it didn’t disappoint today.

Nick McPheat@nmcpheat

So Gareth Southgate could get a knighthood beating Tunisia (last min goal), Panama, drawing with Colombia (missing their best player) and beating Sweden. Nice.

Lex@TheeAlexander_

They got lucky v Colombia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด & did not beat major teams throughout the . Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช has talent but not enough to be dubbed a major team. I like a few players but their fans are not cool. 4th place is the best theyโ€™ll see for WCs to come.๐Ÿ˜‚

England ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ โœŒ๐Ÿฝ

Adonai Jonathan@MrManHere

Fun fact: England are the first team in this century to lose twice to a team in the same world cup tournament ๐Ÿ˜‚

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