LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Kevin Pietersen and Jack Wilshere were involved in a Twitter bickering on Wednesday, following comments the Arsenal midfielder made about foreign-born sportsmen representing England.
Manchester united wonderkid Adnan Januzaj, who was born in Belgium, could one day be recruited to represent the Three Lions, stating: “The only people who should play for England are people.midfielder Wilshere recently hit out at suggestions that
“If you live in England for five years it doesn’t make you English.”
However, top order batsman Pietersen, who was born in South Africa and has played 99 Tests for England, wasn’t a fan of Wilshere’s comments.
Pietersen wrote on his official Twitter account: “@JackWilshere -interested to know how you define foreigner…? Would that include me, (Andrew) Strauss, (Jonathan) Trott, (Matthew) Prior, Justin Rose, (Chris) Froome, Mo Farah?”
The tweet led Wilshere to defend his own comments: “@KP24 With all due respect Mr Pietersen the question was about Football! Cricket, cycling, Athletics is not my field!”
Pietersen returned with: “@JackWilshere same difference.. It’s about representing your country! IN ANY SPORT!”
Wilshere was again forced to post a response: “@KP24 I agree that’s exactly what i was saying….”
Wilshere said that he wish Januzaj was indeed English, adding ” I’m sure most of you agree with me even if some journalist are trying to make me look bad….again!