Football Glossary: (to be) Under Fire

(to be) Under Fire

This means to be under pressure, to be criticized and in danger of losing your job. In the football world, the phrase is usually used with managers or referees for decisions they have made or poor performances they have had, but it is sometimes used with players.

    • Example: England’s goalkeeper, Robinson, is under fire after his poor performance against Germany.

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