Spoon bender and psychic Uri Geller has offered a hand of support to the Lionesses ahead of their World Cup match against Spain this morning (August 20).
The Lionesses could make history with a win over Jorge Vilda's team later today, and it would appear illusionist Uri has stepped in after being "asked to help."
Uri, 76, took to Twitter to urge the Lionesses to victory and received flack from some Spanish supporters also hoping for his psychic help.
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One follower of the spoon bender believed his psychic influence "should be neutral" instead of used to push one team to victory over another, which Uri has since replied to.
In his initial tweet, psychic Uri wrote: "Good luck Lionesses! Remember if you can go there with your mind you can go there with your body!"
But he drew controversy from one fan who believed those in Spain who "adore Uri Geller" would want him to stay neutral in the World Cup match-up.
They wrote: "What about Spaniards, Uri? In Spain people adore Uri Geller; we don't deserve to be treated like this. Your psychic influence should be neutral."
Uri hit back at his Spanish critic, and wrote: "I am British I have a British passport I lived 40 years in England and I was asked to help. I love Spanish people and I get your point you are correct."
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It appears his love for the Women's World Cup team placated the initially fuming Spaniard, who added: "I can understand you, Uri, everyone has their affections and defends their colours."
England could mark an historic moment should they secure the World Cup against Spain later today, after winning Euro 2022 at Wembley.
Their euphoric victory could be repeated today as Sarina Wiegman's squad hope to bag the trophy and take it back to England.
The Daily Star previously reported on FA interest in Wiegman to replace Gareth Southgate, which would make her the first female manager to take charge of the men's international team.
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