EURO 2016

Twitter reaction to England's demise added to the comedy value

EURO 2016By Sunday World
England flop again at a major tournament
England flop again at a major tournament

England's desperate Euro 2016 demise at the hands of little Iceland sent Twitter into meltdown - with the criticism flying for Roy Hodgson and his humiliated players.

While the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland bowed out of the competition at the weekend with their pride very much intact, ‘mighty’ England succumbed to a nation that has never before set foot in a major soccer tournament.

The rapid resignation of England manager Roy Hodgson was the inevitable outcome shortly after the final whistle in his side’s lamentable 2-1 defeat, as a crazy few days in the UK saw the demise of another high profile figure.

After the Brits voted to leave the European Union last week was followed by the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and mass panic in their financial markets, now their football team have plunged a nation in crisis into even deeper gloom.

Inevitably, Twitter was on hand to offer a radical and extravagant view of England’s darkest moment on the international football stage, with these tweets adding to the comedy factor of one of the biggest shocks in the history of the European Championship finals.

Meanwhile, the appearance of failed England manager Steve McClaren as a Sky Sports pundit covering the game proved to be a big hit on Twitter, with this reaction to Iceland’s winning goal attracting plenty of attention: