You’ve got to hand it to Roy Hodgson and the England team. Their baggage, that is.
Sparing fans the familiar heartbreak of exiting a major tournament on penalties, the Three Lions surpassed even themselves in terms of international embarrassment last night, losing to minnows Iceland by two goals to one and putting in arguably the worst performance of the past few decades to ensure they get home even earlier than anticipated.
But as Roy got about tendering his resignation and his coaching team went looking for Harry Kane, last seen in the Nice area at 9pm local time, the best place for analysis for fans wasn’t a TV studio but Twitter, where once again there were a few laughs, a few tears, and uncontrollable sobbing.
See the best reactions below.
Ian Wright compared England's exit to Space Jam, obviously
Steve McLaren proved a master of comic timing
A horrifying statistic emerged
England have only won 6 games in knockout football since 1966:— azul (@thechicoazul) June 27, 2016
But on the other hand, Everyone’s favourite high-pitched Icelandic commentator was back
We got a better replay of Joe Hart conceding that second goal
But he is head and shoulders above the rest
The Welsh team remained impartial on the matter #passion
A reminder: Roy Hodgson chose to go sightseeing in Paris last Wednesday instead of watching Iceland v Austria— Alan Smith (@alansmith90) June 27, 2016
A grand exit
Of course there were supermarket jokes
"Overpaid nonces" - strong words from BBC newsreaders
Paddy Power had a Hart to Hart
Joey Barton was Joey Barton
Hodgson so tactically inept again all tournament. How he kept his job after 2014 WC debacle still baffles me!— Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) June 27, 2016