FORMER Chippenham Town defender Tyrone Mings sparked outrage on Wednesday night after a reckless body-check went unpunished during England’s Euro 2020 warm up game against Austria.

During the first half of England’s 1-0 victory at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough, the 28-year-old opted to block a run from Sasa Kalajdzic by pushing his bodyweight into the Austria man while throwing his left forearm into the striker’s head/neck area.

Due to VAR not being in operation at the game at the on-field officials not spotting the incident, Mings escaped without so much as a caution from the referee.

Despite the referee not witnessing the challenge, plenty of people watching at home saw the incident - many of whom were quick to criticise the Aston Villa defender for his needless actions.

Popular Twitter account, Footy Accumulators, said: “I pray Tyrone Mings isn’t required to play in the Euro’s, the man will cause nationwide heart attacks.”

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Meanwhile, England fan Oli Bryant said: “Obviously everyone has different opinions on who Southgate should take to the Euros, but I think we can all agree that Tyrone Mings should be nowhere near the England squad.”

The ex-Sheldon School pupil was given his chance to impress at centre-back alongside Conor Coady during the friendly, but many onlookers were highly unimpressed with what they saw from Mings.

One commenter pointed out that under different circumstances, the 28-year-old’s decision would have resulted in a very different outcome.

Transfer News said: “At the Euros, with VAR in place, Tyrone Mings would have given away a penalty and got sent off. What the hell is he doing!?”

Another Twitter account said: “I’m still curious as to how Tyrone Mings still is a premier league player, let alone one good enough for the England squad.”

Premier League Panel said: “Ezri Konsa, James Tarkowski, Ben Godfrey & Fikayo Tomori have had excellent seasons but England have now ended up with Conor Coady & Tyrone Mings as their backup CBs for the Euros. Incredible.”

Mings was withdrawn on the hour mark and replaced by Everton’s Ben Godfrey.

England have one more friendly on Sunday, June 6 against Romania before kick-starting their European campaign against Croatia on Sunday, June 13.