Turns out football isn’t coming home after all.
For the longest time, after England beat Colombia on penalties and then breezed past Sweden in the World Cup quarter finals, it genuinely looked like it might be.
But then came Wednesday night’s semi-final match against Croatia. Things got off to a good start when England took an early lead, but that only made their ultimate 2-1 defeat — with Croatia’s last goal going in during extra time — all the more painful.
In an instant, everyone’s favourite World Cup meme had taken a turn.
football is going to be sleeping on a friend’s couch for a while
— Daniel Howell (@danielhowell) July 11, 2018
Football has gone to its mates for tea.
— Rachael Prior (@ORachaelO) July 11, 2018
Football has got halfway up the drive and realised it left its keys down the pub. #ENGCRO
— Matthew Thompson (@mattuthompson) July 11, 2018
Still, despite the disappointment, fans were still massively proud of how far England came.
Football is not coming home, but our hero’s are. They gave us their all and massively out did anything that was expected of them. I am still super proud 🏴
— Mark Creighton 🏴 (@creights5) July 11, 2018
All great memes must come to an end sooner or later.
And hey, there’s always 2022.
H/T Twitter Moments.