Football’s status as England’s national sport gave Twitter users ammunition to mock the team for only managing to a goalless draw against the United States in the World Cup.
After England’s 6-2 win over Iran in their opening game, England fans mocked their side after a strenuous performance at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, where they were largely outplayed by the US side in Friday’s game.
“England fans when we try to score but American fans chant ‘DE-FENCE DE-FENCE,'” Solyman Jamy wrote on Twitter, with a clip of a football manager in England holding his head in his hands. The sport that the English name football means something else in the US
“This FOOTBALL draw is so embarrassing for England. Imagine England came and played American football against the USA and we drew that game.” tweeted Gaming athlete Cryptic Incognito to his 441,000 followers.
Gaming video artist Stone Mountain tweeted: “I’m just glad to know that the USA are as good at football as England.”
This sentiment was shared by the Cock Sources in the account tweet: “It’s officially FOOTBALL now. “Imagine England came and played American football against the USA and we had a draw.”
“This is your main sport??? LOLLLLLLLLLL,” Twitter user timthetatman wrote to his 2.7million followers, while others took a dig at how a country that considers itself the home of football couldn’t do better against American opponents who would see the result as Profit.
“USA BEAT ENGLAND 0-0”, tweeted GM Malc from a Revolutionary War meme. “It happened again,” wrote BR Football next to a mock image of a newspaper headline “USA win 0-0” in “biggest duel against England since 2010”.
What was meant by this was the surprising 1-1 result between the two football teams at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The soccer account 433 tweeted a video of a fan sleeping, and Irish Twitter user John Kenny posted a clip from the cartoon The simpsons, which counteracts the boredom a football match might induce with the message ‘England vs USA. Let’s go soccer” scoffed.
Republican representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) also contributed his view of the game. “No wonder I can’t watch football. I just forced myself to watch USA vs England. 0:0 I mean.” he tweeted.
All four teams in Group B have a chance of reaching the round of 16. On Tuesday, England meets Wales while the USA hope for a good result against Iran.
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