Stella Creasy: England Football Team Has Too Many Privately Educated Players

A Labour MP has claimed that the England football team has too many privately educated players to perform well.

Stella Creasy made the remarks in a Commons debate on social mobility after Tory MP John Redwood likened grammar schools to elite sports, which he said had to select talented people “at a very young age”.

In response, Creasy suggested the performance of the England team was damaged because 13% of its players who went to private schools.

“13% of our national football team went to a private school, which is double the number of people who go to those private schools nationally”, she told ministers. 

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