Twitter reaction to England's demise added to the comedy value
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.
England were good when we made the kits...— Umbro UK (@UmbroUK) June 27, 2016
Wow ! England exits Europe twice in a week...— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) June 27, 2016
I'm not resigning.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 27, 2016
Somebody has to keep this country together.
The worst defeat in our history. England beaten by a country with more volcanoes than professional footballers. Well played Iceland.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 27, 2016
Hodgson will get the bullet 100%. But Lewington and Gary Neville have also got to be binned. Think the Neville myth has exploded anyway!— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) June 27, 2016
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: