So…England are out of the World Cup. And it appears football actually isn’t coming home after all.
Following last night’s 2-1 defeat to Croatia in the semi-finals, fans have been taking to Twitter to commiserate, share their despair and vent their frustration. Often with a dose of wry, quintessentially English humour.
Here are some of the funniest reactions.
There was palpable sorrow and frustration:
— Danny Buckley (@dannybuckers) July 12, 2018
Haven’t been this sad since Marley & Me. #itsnotcominghome
— Ben Walsh (@Bwalshboy) July 11, 2018
And don’t even think about putting on Three Lions now…
— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) July 11, 2018
Many noticed England’s defeat coincided with a miserable, unexpected dip in the weather:
— Andy Smith (@addandyin) July 12, 2018
The weather is definitely reflecting the sombre mood in London this morning 😔⚽️ #ItsNotComingHome
— Stephanie Disch (@StephanieDisch) July 12, 2018
— Michael Otadende 🇨🇩 (@MichaelOtadende) July 12, 2018
Looks like the weather is matching the countries mood today ☹😢#itsnotcominghome #theboysdidusproud #goodjoblads #threelions #WorldCup #westillbelieve @GaryLineker @HKane @JesseLingard @Jpullz0 @HarryMaguire93 @England pic.twitter.com/aJFACQXpdj
— Becci Handy (@RebeccaHandy82) July 12, 2018
While others wondered if we were now entering the end times:
— Fiona Fraser (@fionaafraser) July 12, 2018
We’re out of the #WorldCupRussia2018 and it started raining in Bristol last night. Waiting to hear that the government has descended into cannibalism and they’re all dead any second now #ItsNotComingHome 🌧
— Katie Anderson (@Katiemay142) July 12, 2018
Have the riots started yet? #Itsnotcominghome
— Mark Bridgman (@m_v_bridgman) July 11, 2018
Denial is most certainly one of the stages of grief:
— Luk3_163⚒ (@luk3j3ff) July 11, 2018
I hate football again now.
Normal service has been resumed.
See you in four years. #Itsnotcominghome
— Carl Wheatley (@TheCarlWheatley) July 11, 2018
But don’t forget to ask the important questions:
— Matt Hearn (@MattHearn1) July 11, 2018
And if all else fails, don’t forget the team have one last game to play:
— Mark R Wilson (@biggabreakfast1) July 12, 2018
This article originally appeared on our sister site, iNews.
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