Iceland supporters criticise France Euro 2016 team for copying their celebration

The chant made famous around Europe by Icelandic fans was commandeered by the French players after their semi-final victory over Germany

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Iceland helped make Euro 2016 special with their giant-killing antics and some unexpectedly impressive football. But it was as much their supporters and their inspiring, and perhaps slightly intimidating, chant that marked them out.

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The perfectly choreographed boom and clap, increasing in speed and intensity to a thunderous climax, will be remembered as one of the features of the tournament.

So when others attempt to copy it, it could either be interpreted as a tribute to Iceland – or as just plain stealing…

When the French team – which knocked Iceland out in the quarter-finals – did their best to recreate the chant in front of their own fans after beating Germany in their semi-final, some people enjoyed it…

And they weren’t alone…

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Some, however, chose to take the French celebration as a tribute to Iceland…