ENGLAND fans slammed referee Cuneyt Cakir for his “embarrassing” performance in tonight’s agonising World Cup semi-final defeat.
The Turk was accused of giving free-kicks “every time a Croatia player goes down” – but not punishing enough fouls from the East Europeans.
One supporter tweeted: “Can we sub the ref? I mean honestly he’s an embarrassment for a World Cup semi-final. Hopeless.”
Cakir also allowed Ivan Perisic a contentious equaliser, with some pundits claiming his foot was high as he stabbed the ball high.
Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic went onto poach Croatia’s extra-time winner as the Three Lions failed to reach what would have been only their second ever World Cup final.