‘What’s surprised you?!’ Naga Munchetty hits back as her support for England is questioned

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BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty, 46, has fired back at a Twitter troll this evening after they questioned her support for the England team following their triumphant clash against Germany in the Euros. It comes after the star took to the social media platform to applaud England’s 2-0 win, which takes them to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals.

She wrote in view of her 258,000 followers: “Well well well… [clapping hands emoji] #EnglandvGermany #EURO2020.”

However, Naga’s celebratory tweet gained criticism from one social media user, who claimed they were “surprised” she was supporting England in the tournament.

They penned: “I’m surprised you’re supporting our boys tbh Naga,” in response to her post.

The BBC Radio 5 Live presenter was quick to hit back at the cruel remark, asking the troll, “what exactly has surprised you?”

Naga fumed: “Why? I am English. I am British. I supported all the home nations in #EURO2020

“What exactly has surprised you?”

Fans took to the comments section of Naga’s post to support her following the troll’s cruel words.

One person wrote: “Much love to you Naga. You shouldn’t have to deal with these sort of comments x.”

 

Another added: “Oh this is so depressing. Like someone else said, 2021 not 1981. You’re an amazing journalist and presenter – I know you make so many people smile each morning and during this awful 18 months you’ve been a vital tonic. I’m not really sure what this person’s achievements are.”

A third fan commented: “Perfect response @TVNaga01 to such nonsense. It’s 2021 not 1981. 

“How many generations do you have to be here before you can say you are British/English?”

A fourth agreed: “Stupid question! @TVNaga01 is one of us! End of! She is super smart, beautiful and oozes class every time I see her on the telly!”

A fifth person penned: “Excellent response Naga – dignified and succinct as always.”

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A sixth commented: “Outstanding reply again Naga, to a shameful comment… I despair of what some people are like in this country..”

It comes after Naga discussed how she copes with online hate everyday and if different reactions are deemed “heathy” or not. 

She spoke to her Radio 5 Live guest Sally and internet psychologist Graham Jones, who revealed how certain reactions can worsen situations in some cases.

“When I’m trolled, which happens everyday, if I get something that really enrages me, I retweet it with a comment,” she explained.

“I call them out because I’m not having it.”

Naga previously opened up about receiving racist abuse, saying on BBC’s Panorama, which was exploring race and racism in Britain in an episode that aired in March: “I’ve experienced racism too.

“You never forget your first time; I was seven, when someone I thought was a friend, at school said we could no longer hang out because I was a ‘P-word.’ 

“The sense of shame was overwhelming, I was told I didn’t belong, when up until then I assumed I did. 

“From that moment on, I knew I was seen as different, You know, that first hurt never goes away. 

“Back then, I couldn’t of imagined the life I have now, doing a job I really love. People don’t say outright racist things to my face anymore, but they still say them online,” she added. 

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