Turns out football isn’t coming home after all
Heartbreak for England, but joy for pretty much everyone else.
In a devastating blow to meme-makers everywhere, it turns out football is not coming home.
Despite the videos that have flooded Twitter over the last few weeks claiming it was indeed coming home, England were beaten 2-1 by Croatia in the World Cup semi-final in Moscow.
It left England fans absolutely gutted.
It's staying where it is...— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) July 11, 2018
Football doesn’t seem to be coming home tonight it’s gone out on the lash and been tied to a railing the dirty stop out— Paloma Faith (@Palomafaith) July 11, 2018
It’s* coming home— pixelated still too early for a christmas name (@pixelatedboat) July 11, 2018
*bone-deep sadness, the natural state of the English
My life has just entered a spiralling pit of despair. I can’t come to terms with the fact that it’s not coming home.— Yung Chip (@TheBurntChip) July 11, 2018
I need my mother.
For pretty much everyone else, the schadenfreude was very, very real.
i would have been much more benevolent about this if every england supporter i know hadn't texted me "it's coming home" daily for the last month.— A West (@ayyy_west) July 11, 2018
this is YOUR fault.
i was getting rly sick of all the it's coming home tweets thank u croatia— deenu (@starryskiesxx) July 11, 2018
I guess they’re, er, coming home now?— Fra Fee (@frafee) July 11, 2018
WHERE ARE THE IT'S COMING HOME TWEETS NOW BISHHHH— Z🇭🇷 (@SsamD_Zz) July 11, 2018
Me falling asleep knowing that tomorrow there won't be a single "it's coming home" in sight pic.twitter.com/dN1WYKxASS— Anjali. (@Anjalaaay) July 11, 2018
England fans were left to wonder if perhaps they were somehow responsible.
it’s our fault, we jinxed it by saying “it’s coming home” every 10 seconds😭— jina (@jinakhoushnaw) July 11, 2018
everyone that said it’s coming home atm: pic.twitter.com/c4EfEfoq24— beth (@alvareshorne) July 11, 2018
But when you think about it, what does “it’s coming home” really mean?
Coming home was always a metaphor anyway— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) July 11, 2018
Anyway, as all England fans know, it definitely is still coming home.
I’m still singing it’s coming home idc— Olivia Buckland Bowen (@OliviaDBuck) July 11, 2018
2020 is when it’s really coming home anyway— seamus gorman (@gormanseamus) July 11, 2018
We’re gonna win Euro 2020 #itscominghome— Rob Beckett (@robbeckettcomic) July 11, 2018
Oh, England, you great, unfinished symphony. We are so proud of you. Qatar 2022, it’s coming home. 🏴— Matthew Lewis (@Mattdavelewis) July 11, 2018