David Baddiel and Frank Skinner’s football song Three Lions has been rewritten as a feminist anthem to cheer on England’s women team in next month’s World Cup.It'll take more than that to make it popular...
The theme of the reworked tune swaps low expectations about the England men’s team with sexist attitudes about women’s football in general.
The lines “That England’s going to throw it away, gonna blow it away” are replaced with “That we don’t have the skill in their eyes. Well we’re tired of the lies”.
And “All those ‘well done girls’” replaces “oh-so-nears” as the source of wearing down England supporters.It's the supporters you need onside. Preaching at them isn't going to do it, even if it's set to a catchy beat.