Georgia Stanway emphasizes that the World Cup champions of England were not aware that they wouldn’t be able to meet fans upon their arrival at Heathrow from Australia.
The England team returned home after making it to the World Cup final and suffering a 1-0 defeat to Spain. However, they were unable to interact with fans at Heathrow despite the presence of several supporters eager to catch a glimpse of their heroes.
The Sun reported the players went out from a side exit at the airport by FA security staff instead of passing through the Terminal 3 departure lounge.
Appearing on This Morning, Stanway was asked about the decision and replied: “It all happens around us. I had no idea until afterwards when we got back on the coach and there was a few tweets out saying they were disappointed. That’s hard for us because we want to give back to the fans as much as possible.
“But I guess the FA have got a job to look after us and after that flight they probably just wanted to get us out of the back door and get our heads down as quick as possible. But yeah, we want the opportunity to be able to connect with fans so we’ll do that on social media. We’ve got another camp in three-four weeks’ time.”
England’s journey to the final captured the nation’s imagination, and they aim to surpass that achievement in 2027, building on their ability to win trophies as they secured the European Championships title in 2022.