Eurovision: Britons smoke at 2021 result as Brexit takes center stage | UK | New
Critics online point to Brexit as one of the main factors explaining why the UK has underperformed amid a year of political battles over vaccines and trade deals. Social media users have raged against the Eurocentric political show, with some calling on the UK to boycott the competition next year.
An angry user tweeted: “SHAME on wicked Euro-V countries … Jealous of our INDEPENDENT BREXIT
“Sad little Euro !!!”
Another said, “Let’s face it. Brexit had everything to do with the independence of the United Kingdom. It was a major for #Eurovision ”
A third user said: “Not seen #Eurovision tonight, but from what I’ve heard, it’s time for #UK to step back and boycott it next year.
“#Brexit is clearly the cause. The song #Embers was amazing and one of the best in years, so getting 0 points is a joke. “
Another user added, “WHAT POLITICAL STACK. THE UK WAS NOT GOOD ENOUGH BUT LACK DEFINITELY NASTY BACKLASH POINTS ON THE BREXIT.
“EITHER THAT OR ALL ABOUT DRUGS TO PUT EVEN GERMANY ENTRY ON TOP OF US.” MAKES ME HAPPY THAT WE ARE NOW! “
Another joked: ‘I thought the whole point of Brexit was that we wouldn’t have to participate or watch the #Eurovision contest …
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Måneskin, who represented Italy, burst into tears on stage when the victory was announced.
The band said: “We just want to tell all of Europe and the whole world that rock and roll never dies.”