What did Brentford fans chant at Harry Kane?

James Cormack
Harry Kane was on the scoresheet on Boxing Day as Tottenham fought back from 2-0 down at Brentford
Harry Kane was on the scoresheet on Boxing Day as Tottenham fought back from 2-0 down at Brentford / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages
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Harry Kane took to the field for the first time since he endured the ultimate heartbreak during England's defeat to France in the World Cup quarter-finals.

Kane had already restored parity from the spot for the Three Lions when another chance to equalise presented itself after Olivier Giroud had given Les Bleus their second lead of the contest. The nation held its breath as referee Wilton Sampaio went over to the monitor to check Theo Hernandez's clumsy collision with Mason Mount in the French box.

A penalty was rightfully awarded, and Kane stepped up for a second time to likely send the contest into an extended period.

His effort wasn't even close.

Kane's miss ripped the souls out of supporters up and down the country in what was just the latest episode of English woes from 12 yards. Even the most efficient of penalty takers can suffer when the spotlight shines so brightly.

16 days after England's exit, Kane was back in domestic action as Tottenham visited the Brentford Community Stadium to open up the Premier League's Boxing Day feast. So, how did the Brentford supporters greet the England and Spurs skipper?


What did Brentford fans chant at Harry Kane?

Kane must've been expecting a chant or two to be heading his direction and the Brentford fans certainly tried their utmost to remind the striker of the worst moment of his incredibly productive career.

Cries of "you let your country down" rang out in west London as Kane suffered the same fate as Bukayo Saka among others in the wake of England's penalty shootout defeat in the final of Euro 2020.

There were also reports of Brentford fans singing "you’re just a sh*t Ivan Toney" in Kane's direction, as well as "Ivan Toney, he would've scored that" in reference to Kane's penalty miss.


How did the Tottenham fans respond?

The home faithful were full of beans for the opening hour of the contest as Brentford took a 2-0 lead with Toney bagging the hosts' second after half-time. However, Spurs - like they always do - responded and it was Kane who brought them back into the game with an excellent header.

Keen to get behind their talisman, the away supporters quickly got the "...he's one of our own" chants going before chucking in a couple of jibes at Toney, who has been charged with 262 alleged breaches of FA betting rules.

"Toney, what’s the odds?" the Spurs fans sung.

The dynamic in the stands was matched on the pitch as the spoils were eventually shared after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg equalised for the visitors. Kane then came incredibly close to completing yet another miraculous comeback for Antonio Conte's side, but his header crashed against the crossbar late on.


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