Didn’t come home, this time.
History was made, and lost. England made it to the finals of the Euros 2020, and couldn’t finish the task. Properly psyched out by the Italian goalie Donnarumma and his side-step, Rashford missed the box completely:
(0:24) and Saka buckled under the pressure. To be fair, that was A LOT of pressure on the shoulders of a 19-year old, being the last one in the line and knowing that you have to score the win the title. I wouldn’t want to have been in his position.
What annoyed the most were the fans, unfortunately. The English fans were atrocious, booing every Italian player walking up to the penalty shoot-out point. There is a reason why English football fans are not liked anywhere in Europe when England plays. No respect, no sportsmanship. Everyone knows, if the other team is better than your own, you respect that. You suck it up. You do not sulk. English fans never seem to get that memo.
But unfortunately, the English players weren’t leading by example, either. Taking off the medals the moment the official had put them around their necks. Most of the team couldn’t wait to get out of the tight camera shot before they took off the silver medal again. WTactualF? Italy won. Deal with it. Their goalie held the box, and that’s what matters. They were better than you. You respect that. You suck it up. You do not sulk.
What these people lack, next to sportsmanship, is perspective. You made it to the Euros final. Seriously, people, revel in that moment. You made it to the finals of the Euros 2020. Can you not, especially today, just cherish that fact? Did you really think that just because you played at home, you got in the bag? Please, get a grip.
So, is this an English problem? I don’t know. What I do know is, we would never have heard the end of it if England had won tonight. And I bet you all a pint, one or two of the shitgibbons in Westminster would have taken to Twitter already and claim that only because of Brexit could the English team win the Euros 2020. Fortunately, this didn’t happen today and next time in four years, who knows what will have happened to England, and Scotland, and Wales, and Northern Ireland… (Honi soit qui mal y pense.)