Rees-Mogg in Brexit jibe after England's Cricket World Cup win as Morgan praises multi-cultural team

Mail Online | 7/15/2019 | Martin Robinson, Chief Reporter For Mailonline
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Jacob Rees-Mogg sparked a row after linking England's Cricket World Cup win to Brexit as the team's Irish-born captain Eoin Morgan praised his 'multi-cultural' and multi-faith team declaring: 'Allah was definitely with us'.

The Tory Brexiteer has been lampooned for tweeting: 'We clearly don't need Europe to win' just after Morgan's team beat New Zealand at Lord's in the greatest game of cricket in history.

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While Eoin Morgan's words have been widely praised with Piers Morgan saying: 'Great line from Captain @Eoin16. Brilliantly unifying to see such a diverse England team become World Champions'.

Mr Rees-Mogg's tweet sparked 8,000 replies with many reminding him that Morgan hails from Dublin and four of the team including heroes Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer were born and raised abroad.

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Fellow Tory Ed Vaisey replied: 'Slightly misjudging the mood there, @Jacob_Rees_Mogg . But while you're on, the English captain is Irish'.

One critic tweeted: 'We have an Irish captain, a South African opener, a West Indian fast bowler, and Ben Stokes is born in New Zealand. Our team is a reflection of the diversity and openness of this country. Maybe you should try tapping into that'.

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Another said: 'Jacob Rees-Mogg cannot even resist the temptation of using an English cricket win to make a b****y Brexit point'.

'I'm a leaver but, at this moment, I'd rather celebrate the team's achievements than try to make political points from them. The fact that the captain and one of the inspirational figures behind the team is from Ireland probably demonstrates the fallacy behind your tweet too', another said on Twitter.

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Former England footballer Gary Neville expressed his disbelief by tweeting a head-in-hands emoji.

Eoin Morgan used his captain's press conference last night to praise his diverse team.

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Asked whether he had enjoyed 'the luck of the Irish' after beating New Zealand in extraordinary circumstances last...
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