England squad announcement: Fans react on Twitter to Ross Barkley's call-up

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Everton supporters have been mystified by Roy Hodgson's decision to call up Ross Barkley.

England fans have been left baffled by Roy Hodgson's decision to include Everton's Ross Barkley in the Three Lions' squad. 

Barkley was named in the England squad earlier today and it is a decision which has caused controversy, as the 21-year-old has struggled to find form this season.

The attacking midfielder has been one of the major disappointments for Everton in a season where a number of their key players have under-performed.

There appeared to be a number of other contenders which Hodgson could have picked for his squad, but the Three Lions' manager kept faith with Barkley. 

It is an indication of just how highly Hodgson rates the Everton academy graduate, but there is a suggestion from most England fans that his call-up is underserved and it is a selection simply based on reputation.

England face fixtures against Lithuania and Italy at the end of the month and it seems that Barkley will have a point to prove during the two matches, if he does get the chance to play.

Here is the best reaction to Barkley's call-up on social media site Twitter from followers of the Three Lions. 

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