‘It’s NOT coming home… but at least it’s nearly Christmas’: Twitter hashtag #itsnotcominghome trends as Three Lions fans try to look on the bright side of World Cup defeat
- The hashtag ‘Itsnotcominghome’ is trending after England’s World Cup defeat
- Instead of celebration, football fans have shared amusing jibes on social media
- Some consoled themselves with The Lionesses’ victory and upcoming Christmas
The England team’s victory moniker ‘It’s coming home’ is getting a ribbing on social media tonight after a 2-1 loss to France in the World Cup quarter-finals.
Victory for England seemed within grasp after Harry Kane scored an equalising penalty shot in the second half.
But the team failed to regain ground after Olivier Giroud bagged France’s second goal, with two failed penalties before full-time.
Now the hashtag ‘It’s not coming home’ is trending on Twitter.
The hashtag ‘it’s not coming home’ is trending on Twitter, following England’s 2-1 loss to France
Another tweet shared the ‘Itsnotcominghome’ hashtag while reminding everyone of the England Lionesses’ victory earlier this year
A Twitter user poked fun at England team manager Gareth Southgate’s surname with a picture of an airport terminal sign
One fan offered a philosophical view of England’s defeat in tonight’s World Cup match
While gutted England fans suffered yet another World Cup exit, the Prince of Wales spoke of his pride for Gareth Southgate’s team following their 2-1 loss to France.
Supporters spoke of a ‘massive opportunity missed’, with many believing the winners of the quarter-final tie would go on to win the tournament in Qatar.
Despite a short period of jubilation when Harry Kane converted his first penalty, his second was blazed over the bar – prompting many to put their head in their hands and watch on in silence.
Fans had bemoaned a number of refereeing decisions during the game, but the Brazilian official awarded two penalty kicks to the Three Lions in the second half.
Two England supporters in Santa bears and caps appeared dejected after England 2-1 loss to France
‘They’ve just located Kane’s penalty shot’ quipped a Twitter user, alongside the hashtag ‘Itsnotcominghome’
‘I ain’t buying a single croissant in 2023’ was one England supporter’s vow after the team’s 2-1 loss to France
A Scotland fan couldn’t resist the urge to mock England’s misfortune in tonight’s quarter-final of the World Cup
As Kane’s first spot-kick beat his Tottenham teammate Hugo Lloris, beers and Santa hats were thrown in the air at fan parks around the nation.
A VAR intervention saw a foul given on Mason Mount and a second penalty opportunity for Kane, but supporters were left thinking about what could have been as Olivier Giroud’s header sent the Three Lions home.
William sent a personal message to the England team, saying he was ‘gutted’ for Southgate and the players, adding: ‘We are all so proud of you.’
After the game, William tweeted: ‘Gareth, Harry and the whole England squad and staff, gutted for all of you.
‘You put so much into this tournament and we are all so proud of you. Heads held high and on to the next one!’
England fans in Qatar were left rueing the missed opportunity for the Three Lions to progress to the semi-finals
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