What a match. The Iceland fairy tale rumbles on; this time erupting on England’s hopes of a rare successful tournament, and bringing to an end the managerial reign of Roy Hodgson.
As is now usually the case, the best and worst bits were all over the place. In case you missed one or more of them….
Twitter this morning was pretty evenly split into three camps:
1. Genuine rejoicing at the Icelandic story; how small they are, how there is hardly anyone left at home, and their fantastic surnamessuns.
2. England schadenfreude. It happens every two years, but there was something special today; partly because of Category 1, but also ….
3. 94 tweets a second about Brexit, and how they have left Europe twice in a week.
Fitting very much into Category 2 was this clip of Roy Hodgson remembering to look thoughtful,
— Sports Wankers (@SportsWankers) June 27, 2016
That was risible enough, but he was outdone back in the studio by former England gaffer Steve McLaren
This tweet, and response, managed to incorporate Categories 2 and 3 very well.
Category 1. Some of the facts here may or may not be 100% accurate, but you get the picture.
But the highlight, and the best example of Category 1, was this. Turn up the sound and enjoy
Finally, everyone’s new favourite commentator.