'#GilesOut' Trends on Twitter as England Lose to Netherlands in WT20

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterMarch 31, 2014

CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH - MARCH 30:  England coach Ashley Giles speaks to the media during a press conference at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on March 30, 2014 in Chittagong, Bangladesh.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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England fans appeared to put the blame at coach Ashley Giles' door after their World Twenty20 campaign ended with an embarrassing defeat to the Netherlands in Chittagong. 

"#GilesOut" trended on Twitter as supporters expressed their anger at a miserable winter's cricket from the team.

Giles expressed his own anger after the match, per Daily Mail correspondent Chris Foy:

Bloody hell, this is messy... Ashley Giles: 'That was complacent, ugly and embarrassing - we apologise to the fans.' Looked furious. #WT20

— Chris Foy (@FoyChris) March 31, 2014

But Giles is unlikely to be out. On the contrary, it is expected that Giles will effectively be promoted to Andy Flower's job as head coach of the team across all three formats before the summer begins. 

Whether the latest loss shifts perspectives remains to be seen, but Giles told Sky Sports in a post-match broadcast that he still believes he is the right man for the job.

Twitter, however, disagreed:

Trend Alert: #gilesout. More trends at http://t.co/do7Hdxf9lc #trndnl pic.twitter.com/895EXGgPRX

— Trendinalia UK (@trendinaliaGB) March 31, 2014

Yeah Ashley Giles is clearly the man for the job, who recommended him? Alex Ferguson? Worse than Moyes #GilesOut

— Lord Damo (@DamenBramwell) March 31, 2014

Looks like the people have spoken but will the @ECB_cricket board listen. Fed up with yes men in our sport teams #GilesOut trending. I agree

— James Palmer (@JamesyPalmer) March 31, 2014

Not a particularly great stat for a test match, let alone a t20! #GilesOut pic.twitter.com/Lvv5l4c5IP

— Jonny Gray (@Graysy23) March 31, 2014

Hopeless. Useless. Spineless. Rudderless. Leaderless and hopefully now Giles-less #EngvsNed #gilesout

— Matt Nichols (@The_Badger14) March 31, 2014

Never enough batting. Too much bowling. 6 batters in limited overs inc the wicket keeper. Really? #terribletactics #gilesout

— Dean Williamson (@deanpwilliamson) March 31, 2014