In what is arguably the biggest upset of the 2016 European Championship, Iceland knocked out England with a stunning 2-1 result to carry on to a quarter-final match against France. England had only one goal during their match with Iceland and that goal came from a penalty.
Naturally, shocked football fans staged an internet pitch invasion to protest… and poke fun. Here’s the best of what they had to offer…
Twitter trolls couldn’t help but bring up the equally (ok, possibly even more) shocking result of #Brexit and the subsequent mess that has been made in Britain/England ever since.
Talk about kicking them when they’re down…
Joe Hart, who made a bad error for the winning goal, was mocked for ‘failing to save anything’ at Iceland
A petition mocking the second referendum campaign was created in the wake of England’s defeat to Iceland.
Many people were quick to compare England crashing out of the European Championships to the Brexit vote.
The Three Lions have come under tremendous criticism for failing to perform in the 2-1 loss in Nice
The players looked devastated after the defeat, pictured, but it hasn’t stopped angry fans turning on them
Joe Hart was widely criticised for yet another England goalkeeper howler at a major tournament
A mathematical breakdown of how the football team was selected from a country of 332,529 inhabitants
Internet jokers were making light of the Brexit vote in the EU referendum last week following England’s loss
England conceded four goals during their four games at Euro 2016, with Hart keeping just one clean sheet
Others lamented how England gave football to the world and yet ‘get beaten by everyone they teach it to’
Roy Hodgson was also criticised for failing to beat a ‘part-time dentist’ in Iceland joint-manager Heimir Hallgrímsson
Others threw jealous glances Iceland’s way as the minnows continued their impressive display at the Euros
Prediction: This meme was tweeted the day after England’s opening draw with Russia earlier this month
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