Vinnie Jones says ‘England is past its sell-by date’ and has ‘become Europe’

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FOOTBALLER-TURNED-ACTOR Vinnie Jones has said Britain ‘has become Europe’ and is “past its sell-by date”.

Speaking to the Radio Times, the former Chancellor’s School, Brookmans Park, pupil Jones, 48, turned on Britain and said he had no plans to return.

The ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ and ‘X-Men: Last Stand’ star said: “To me, England is past its sell-by date.

“It’s not the country I grew up in.

“It’s a European country now.

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“If someone blindfolded you and put you on a plane in LA, and you landed at Heathrow and they took it off, you wouldn’t have a clue where you were.”

Taking aim at immigration, he added: “I just think we should get our own house in order before we open our doors. It’s mind-boggling to me.”

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The ex-Wimbledon FC hardman also slammed of the foreign takeover of the Premier League and said foreign players had made the English game less sporting.

“Yeah, well, that rolling around, that’s the foreign players.

“I said it all 15 years ago, that diving would creep in, and also that the England team would suffer, because none of these foreign managers would buy English players. It’s all happening, just like I said it would,” he said.

And he said core English players like John Terry and Frank Lampard are going to be ‘extinct like the dodo bird’.

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