IVAN Toney responded to his England snub by scoring a late winner against Manchester City – and then received support from Reece James and Tammy Abraham.
Regardless, Toney was still left out of Gareth Southgate’s squad.
But he dusted himself down himself down to score twice in a shock win at The Etihad.
Toney’s first-half header looked to have only earned the Bees just a point after Phil Foden fired home a fine equaliser on the stroke of half-time.
But he had other ideas, tapping home in the eighth minute of added-time.
For his first goal, ex-Peterborough star celebrated by cupping his ears, appearing to be aimed at Southgate, before producing a similar act for the winner.
He took to Instagram to make his point even further, uploading a photo of himself with his fingers in his ears.
And two other England players not going to Qatar replied.
James, who’s missing out through injury, said: “If I speak I’m in big trouble 😂.”
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Meanwhile, Abraham, who was also overlooked, responded with a death person emoji, replicating Toney’s celebration.
Adebayo Akinfenwa also replied by calling Toney a “boss” while teammate Rico Henry said “no words needed”.