Fans all say same thing as national anthem singer for England clash STRIPS OFF red cloak to reveal full Italy kit | The Sun
26th September 2022

NATIONAL anthem singer Carly Paoli STRIPPED off her red cloak to reveal a full Italy kit ahead of the Nations League clash with England.

Mansfield-born Paoli started off singing God Save the King in a red cloak, England's first since the passing of Queen Elizabeth.

But as it was the hosts' turn to sing Inno di Mameli, Paoli stripped off to reveal a FULL Italy kit at the San Siro in Milan.

Paoli describes herself as an "English rose with Italian roots", but it's clear who out of the two countries she is rooting for.

And the bizarre moment has left fans all saying the same thing.

One fan tweeted: "The national anthem singer is a bit plastic isn’t she? Singing for both teams."


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Another tweeted: "The national anthem singer throws off the red overcoat & is dressed in a full Italian kit.

"What a turn of events at San Siro!"

Others have branded Paoli a "full kit w****r", and the revelation has seen her be compared to John Terry, who wore a full Chelsea kit after the 2012 Champions League win DESPITE not playing.

A fan quipped: "The singer of the national anthems has gone full John Terry for Italy’s Anthem."

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However, it's not the first time Paoli has sported the colours of two nations on a matchday.

She performed the pre-match anthems ahead of Northern Ireland's game against Italy last November.

Windsor Park was packed for the World Cup qualifier, and Paoli wore a classy blue cloak for Italy.

After singing the Italian anthem, Paoli then had a quick costume change, ditching the cloak to reveal a full Northern Ireland kit before singing God Save The Queen.

England have just 180 minutes of football left to play before the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

And Gareth Southgate will be hoping his team can get back to winning ways.

England are without a win in four having lost twice to Hungary and drawn playing out draws against Germany and Italy.

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Southgate has called on his team to be ruthless, starting from Friday's game with Italy and all the way through the World Cup in November-December.

He said on England being stuck in a rut: "It was good for me to sharpen that focus again because what we're going into we've got to be completely ruthless and I've got to create an environment for the players that allows them to excel."

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