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Disappointed England fans react to Lionesses taking private exit at Heathrow airport


England fans wait eight hours to welcome Lionesses back to Heathrow before squad use private exit

Disappointed England fans have reacted to the Lionesses taking a private route out of Heathrow Airport on Tuesday (22 August) after waiting hours for the squad to arrive home from Australia.

Supporters were hoping to show their appreciation for the players, who were narrowly beaten 1-0 in the World Cup final by Spain.

Lisa Fountain, who had been waiting since 10:30pm last night, said she was “gutted” she didn’t get to give the Lionesses a heroes’ welcome.

“I’m hoping it’s because they’ve been on such a long flight, but we were told that it was their staff who said they couldn’t come through,” she said.

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