Team GB coach Pearce not bothered about anthem snub

Great Britain coach Stuart Pearce isn't bothered about his Welsh players not singing the national anthem.

Great Britain coach Stuart Pearce isn't bothered about his Welsh players not singing the national anthem.

Many fans were outraged that the four Welshmen who started for Team GB against Senegal - Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy, Neil Taylor and Joe Allen - refused to sing God Save the Queen along with their team-mates on Thursday.

"I'd no idea there is a backlash, to be fair," he said.

"When you are involved in tournament football, and you are involved in the camp, you don't see anything outside that. We know the really important things for us are winning matches, training hard and doing the best you can for Team GB, and that's the only thing that really concerns me or the players."

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