I don’t know if you guys have heard, but there’s been some soccer going on lately.
In all seriousness, I’ve refrained from talking about the World Cup before now because I know nothing about soccer and wanted to avoid publicly shaming myself. However, in the wake of England getting bounced from the tournament at the hands of the Croatian squad (who will be facing off against France in Sunday’s final) I would be remiss in not talking about what went down at least a little bit.
Despite scoring an early goal, England went down with a final score of 2-1. The general attitude of England’s supporters on social media is that of crushing defeat mixed with fierce pride. If there’s a sense of optimism that rises above the pervasive gloom, it’s due to the youth of their national squad (the average player age is 26) and the inexperience that they overcame by flirting with World Cup glory.
Here are a few of the post-game social media stories, compiled for your viewing pleasure.
Gareth Southgate, British team manager and newly minted national darling, having a sweet post-game moment with his wife:
— Mashable (@mashable) July 12, 2018
This ultra-British fan moment:
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) July 12, 2018
Speaking of Oasis:
Liam Gallagher accuses Noel Gallagher of putting a “curse” on England’s World Cup hopes https://t.co/43tmAJLFHU
— Evening Standard (@standardnews) July 12, 2018
People who made unfortunate choices:
Croatia beat England in the World Cup semi-finals. Some fans were so sure that England would win the 2018 World Cup, they got tattoos to commemorate the win — before the team ultimately lost. https://t.co/4gNePDLSbW
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) July 12, 2018
For what it’s worth, I’m officially #TeamCroatia going forward.
Obvious News: Tom Brady is Competitive
Last week, the GOAT gifted his social media followers with a video of a family dodgeball game taken on vacation in Montana.
Anyone who has watched Brady play a single game knows how competitive he is by nature. Not even his mom Galynn was safe; after she soft-tossed a ball underhand in his direction, Brady fired his famed cannon in her direction.
Tom Brady shows no mercy in dodgeball pic.twitter.com/L1M7lFaG3y
— PatriotsNation™️ (@PatsNationTM) July 6, 2018
Also, check out the arm on Brady’s niece Maya while you’re here. The girl’s got a gun.
Tom Brady’s niece, Maya, is a UCLA softball commit and a PROBLEM on the dodgeball court pic.twitter.com/GaAieKDusd
— ESPN (@espn) July 8, 2018
Gordon Hayward’s Reveal
Gordon Hayward may be in hot water with his wife after his tepid reaction to their gender reveal went viral.
Hayward, who is already the father of two small daughters, seemed less than enthused to open a box filled with pink balloons.
Watch his response and cringe.
Gordon Hayward had a pretty funny reaction at his family’s latest gender reveal.
“Daddy’s always happy.”
: RobynMHayward | Instagram pic.twitter.com/1UNsyW8arH
— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) July 10, 2018
“Daddy’s always happy.”
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