Soccer fans in Nigeria on Wednesday reacted to the Three Lions of England’s inability to reach the final of the 2018 Fifa World Cup after Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic grabbed an extra-time goal to end England’s dream of winning the World Cup.
The Three Lions took the lead via a Kieran Trippier free-kick in the 5th minute of the game but Ivan Perisic leveled for the 1998 third-placed finishers.
The ouster has triggered several reactions from Nigerians who took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share their thoughts.
Some of them lamented that the England players were being haunted by the praise showered on them by the british media while others turned it into a joke.
See some of the reactions as captured by Famzn News below:
How I’ll be sleeping tonight, knowing Croatia is in the finals. #WorldCup #ENGCRO #CROENG pic.twitter.com/SK2gQtrJzc
— ✨라라✨ (@lara_exe) July 11, 2018
Hello England fans, Mandzukic said I should tell you football is not coming home. pic.twitter.com/icrhwnapDL
— Mulla Papichulo (@TheZinoMulla) July 11, 2018
“Hello Mum, It’s coming home”
“Mummy said I should tell you to stop lying upandan” pic.twitter.com/knwlMSijJg
— Uche Daniel (@UcheDandyMUFC) July 11, 2018
I guess when they said “It’s coming home”, they were talking about the team plane. Lol. 🙄#ENGCRO
— Banky Wellington (@BankyW) July 11, 2018
Imagine those crop of England players winning the world cup
— Abike (@Bimzee_) July 12, 2018
Lingard and Alli were useless too. Not creative at all. Just running up and down !
— Bashọ̀run Gaà (@Lordkroze) July 11, 2018
It’s Coming Home
It’s Coming Hom
It’s Coming Ho
It’s Coming H
— Wanderer ✨ (@_alade_) July 11, 2018
Belgium will do the final English burial at the third place match..
Empty hand is coming home.#CROENG #CROvENG #WorldCup #itscomimghome
— #SSE (@iam_Braham) July 11, 2018
This picture of Gareth Southgate hugging his wife after the match 😢 #engcro pic.twitter.com/IiiFIHt3M7
— Lucy Pavia (@LucyPavia) July 12, 2018
“It is coming home”
….they are going home!! 😂😂😂😂 #EnglandHomecoming 😩😩😩😩😩
— FIDÈLE À MA RACINE (@Ironized_) July 11, 2018
It was at this point that young pickford knew, it wasn’t coming home. #EnglandvsCroatia pic.twitter.com/Q9xMua43KN
— MisterSkeng🚀 (@Kilamajr) July 11, 2018