According to an exclusive LatestBettingSites.co.uk poll, 66 per cent of those people who identify themselves as football fans agreed with the FA’s decision to replace Sam Allardyce.
Of the 2,047 UK adults surveyed, only 17 per cent thought that Allardyce ought to have kept his job. Meanwhile, 58 per cent believed he should have been sacked while 25 per cent expressed no preference.
“As someone who’s always valued the support of the fans, I’m sure Sam Allardyce would be surprised by the results of our survey,” said LatestBettingSites.co.uk editor Richard Luck.
“Big Sam always seemed to relish his reputation as a diamond geezer – the fan’s pitch-side representative. But here you have the very people whose support he always assumed he could count on agreeing on masse with the FA dismissing him.
“Thanks to this survey, ‘66’ – the most celebrated number in the history of English football – now has a new, far darker significance.”