On perhaps a night that could prove to be the biggest banana skin in English football history, the defensive frailty that has proved to be such a sewing motif for the Three Lions over the past few years once again cost them.
— Alun Morgan (@Festa3) June 27, 2016
After skipper Wayne Rooney put the strong favourites ahead with a fine penalty, relative minnows Iceland shocked the world and pulled goal a back.
A top level League 1 side would genuinely cope better with Iceland's directness than this England side. Not used to Route 1 #ENGICE
— Fred Nathan (@FreddieNathan) June 27, 2016
Even more amazingly, they marched into the lead.
Ireland get knocked out to the host nation & tournament favourites
England knocked out by a supermarket
— Andrew (@FutbolAndrew) June 27, 2016
Clearly, there’s still a lot still to play for this evening.
Seems we're desperate to get out of Europe in all ways.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 27, 2016
However, the mere fact the Icelandic men were able to notch, and then steal the lead, against their more illustrious opposition has sent social media into a frenzy.
Oh Hart, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?????
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 27, 2016
Perhaps indicative of English football as a whole, the superstar names and numerous title winners in the ranks could do little as Cardiff City midfielder Aron Gunnarsson fired home from point blank range.
Sturridge and Sterling should be nowhere near this England team
— Peter Wood (@PeterWood1996) June 27, 2016
Manchester City ‘keeper Joe Hart then dropped his SECOND clanger of the tournament, allowing a relatively weak Icelandic shot to somehow find its way into the goal.
England have Brexit pie all over their face…
— NP (@El_Saturn) June 27, 2016
Twitter, as you can well imagine, has been merciless.