England lost to Iceland and promptly got booted out of Euro 2016 last night, which led to some pretty frank commentary online.
Gary Lineker dubbed it “the worst defeat in our history” as Michael Owen criticised the players for shrinking when their “backs are against the wall”.
Needless to say, the outpouring of tweets had a familiar theme: Brexit.
did anyone tell the British team brexit didn't include the euros?
— brian mccormack (@nairbmac) June 28, 2016
— Tfictitious (@tomlkemp) June 28, 2016
For some, it’s not been the best week:
— James Wright (@j_wright14) June 28, 2016
Although some enjoy that we’re keeping things neat and tidy at least:
England's exit of the Euros is consistent with #Brexit
— Reid Corin (@reidcorin) June 28, 2016
Out of the EU and now out of the Euros. The #Brexit circle is complete. So proud to be English!
— Charles Reed (@ethicalcomment) June 28, 2016
It was easy to get muddled up…
I still can't get over this moment,Iceland literally celebrating Brexit i mean England's exit from the Euros pic.twitter.com/fMy7JQloew
— Samouri Toúre (@Taphizzle) June 28, 2016
Some weren’t all that surprised:
brexit from the euros … who didnt see that coming tho?
— jite (@papajyt) June 28, 2016
Although, Roy Hodgson’s decision to resign only added to the parallels
— Rushabh Vora (@Russshhh) June 28, 2016
Hey, maybe we should just let them do what they want to do…
… why are the English now angry with their players? They only exercised their right to exit Euros too as they missed brexit. #Euro2016
— I_am'de'Mallam (@MistaMydo) June 28, 2016
Well, you never know, perhaps this could happen…?
Brexit again. Petition for England rematch @ the Euros…who wants to sign? pic.twitter.com/a3r48fTqv7
— Victor Albert Marco (@victheman883) June 28, 2016
– UK prime minister
– leader of the opposition
– England football manager
required ASAP as our country is falling apart
— Shafeeq (@Y2SHAF) June 27, 2016