After Harry Maguire netted his first in England colours to help the Three Lions beat Sweden in their WC quarterfinal, a tweet from 2016, allegedly from the Leicester defender, claiming “vengeance on the nation of Sweden”, started to go viral.
Is Maguire’s Ikea tweet real or fake?
It’s a FAKE tweet. It’s a well very done fake tweet, and looks real enough (anybody’s who has spent time assembling Ikea furniture can testify to it), but it’s a FAKED image. Maguire’s account was only created in 2017, and the tweet is from 2016.
Here’s the alleged Maguire tweet.
Leicester City defender Harry Maguire scored his first international goal for England as the Three Lions reached the semifinals of the World Cup after beating Sweden 2-0 in Samara.
Maguire, who has been played as part of a back three along with Kyle Walker and John Stones, nodded in from Ashley Young’s corner on the half hour mark to put Gareth Southgate’s side 1-0 ahead. Dele Alli’s second half goal, also a header, put the game beyond the Swedes as England reached the WC semis for the first time since 1990.
This was Maguire’s 10th international cap for England. At this tournament, he played 90 minutes against both Panama and Tunisia. He was a second half substitute in the inconsequential game against Belgium and returned to the starting XI for both knockout games.