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Gwen Stefani's English husband starts World Cup flame war with Boston Phoenix . . . on Twitter

We sure hope GWEN STEFANI wasn't rooting for US Soccer today -- or else she might need a restraining order. Seems Mr. Gwen doesn't take kindly to anyone poking fun at his native England's footballers.

Just after Bill Buckner let in the weakest goal in World Cup history, GAVIN ROSSDALE took to Twitter to bemoan the play of the UK squad: "What will we do against a good team?????? No flow,no team play...not again england!!!!!! I got a frown going. My mum could've saved that."

We here at the Phoenix were, of course, overjoyed: Even Eddie Vedder and MC Hammer were celebrating. So we decided to rub it in

Only thing better than a #WorldCup goal: wiping the smile off Mr. Stefani's face RT @GavinRossdale: not again england! I got a frown goingSat Jun 12 19:26:20 via Twitter for iPhone

That apparently was enough to send @GavinRossdale -- whose account is verified, by Twitter, as being the actual Gavin Rossdale -- over the edge:

(Rossdale's account is "private", so we had to take screenshots -- Twitter won't let us embed his tweets.)

Later in the match, Mr. Stefani was in better spirits, trying to psych himself up for the second half: "Here we go...stay positive...bright start...short balls....comeon." And as resignation set in, he came to a sort of peace with the match: "Fair play to the usa----in contention. But england...headed for palookaville on this turgid performance. Question-Why do the english players play like strangers...? Mediocre 1-mediocre 1"

Mediocre? Mediocre?! Our national pride wouldn't let a challenge like that go unanswered: 

The score between your last solo record and your wife's last solo record? RT @GavinRossdale Mediocre 1-mediocre 1Sat Jun 12 22:17:46 via Power Twitter

This time Rossdale wouldn't even respond to us directly. But when @BananaAnarchy retweeted our comeback, Rossdale took to his Blackberry for yet another tantrum:

Oh man: downloads! We hear he's sold a few ringtones, to boot. Well, we know who we'll be needling for the rest of England's World Cup run. Care to join us? You can follow the ongoing war of words right here, or follow us on Twitter to get the latest.

Formerly the lead singer of the band Bush, Gavin Rossdale has some solo work to his credit, and is most well-known for the song Adrenaline,...

Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969 in Fullerton, California) is an American recording artist and fashion designer. She fronts the rock band No Doubt,...

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  • FUCK MY LIFE said:


    June 12, 2010 7:03 PM
  • Los Johnson said:

    I'd offer to needle you for the rest of the USA's cup run, but I can't fit much trash talking into just two more matches.

    June 12, 2010 7:03 PM
  • peterb said:

    Should be 'England squad' not 'UK squad' other UK countries don't want a single team but to stay as 4 national sides

    June 12, 2010 7:10 PM
  • Sam said:

    PLEASE learn the difference between England and the United Kingdom.  Is that too much to ask?

    June 12, 2010 7:11 PM
  • Rose said:

    It seems like YOU were the ones who started the ''war'',goading Mr.Rossdale(not Mr.Stefani) on and Tweeting him rude remarks.Not very classy.In my opinion,Gavin handled the whole thing extremely well.Sorry,but I won't be joining in with your planned ''needling''-and neither should anyone who has any self-respect.

    June 12, 2010 7:18 PM
  • Aubreii said:

    Technically?  You started it with the goading.

    June 12, 2010 8:05 PM
  • English said:

    What is this shit?? Drawing with the USA feels like a defeat, you don't have a single clue

    June 12, 2010 8:31 PM
  • Reid said:

    Well at least you're openly admitting you're just shit stirring.

    June 12, 2010 9:21 PM
  • team england said:

    it england!! not team UK!!!

    how would you like it if we thought of canada and the U.S.A as one team!!!

    June 13, 2010 6:25 AM

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