This week the knockout stages of the Euro tournament got underway with European’s soccer powers and emerging Cinderella stories keeping an eye on a path to the tournament championship in France. On Monday, England jumped out to an early lead on Iceland but failed to score another goal the rest of the way while Iceland scored two goals to capture a surprising win to advance to play France in the next round. Days removed from the historic vote by citizens throughout the United Kingdom opting to leave the European Union, this was just another tough day for those residing in England. You’d think they’d be use to this sort of stuff by now, but the latest setback has led to plenty of criticism of the English national team.
The worst defeat in our history. England beaten by a country with more volcanoes than professional footballers. Well played Iceland.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 27, 2016
Oh, I don’t know if this was the worst defeat in England’s history. I mean, this was a pretty tough loss too…
On a related note, go Wales.