Emile Heskey retires from international football
Ivanhoe calls time on England career
Flags at half-mast. Black armbands on. Strike up a funeral march – Emile Heskey has withdrawn himself from England selection.
After 62 caps and 7 (seven) goals, the Aston Villa striker has finally done what The Spoiler would’ve welcomed 61 caps ago and announced his retirement from international football in a statement this afternoon:
“I have enjoyed every moment of my England career and worn the shirt with pride every time I have been fortunate enough to have been selected.
“I would like to thank every manager I have played under, everyone at The FA and the fans [???] for all their support over the years.
“I wish the management team and the playing squad all the best for the future.”
Will any more of the ‘Golden Generation’ follow suit?
P.S. Shiny gold star for anyone who can justify his existence without using the phrase “…loved playing alongside him.”