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Brexit Continues For England, Iceland Celebrates As Fans Petition For Rematch

It’s all over for England at the Euro 2016 when minnows Iceland staged an upset by winning 2-1 against the formidable Three Lions in France.

And if the 2-1 loss was not enough, fans soon took to Twitter to stage their own Brexit with various memes thrown at their own ‘star’ players.

Roy Hodgson resigned minutes after an abject England crashed out of Euro 2016 last night – humbled by tiny Iceland, the lowest ranked team left in the competition with a population of just 332,000.

England had taken a fourth-minute lead from a Wayne Rooney penalty, but held that advantage for little over a minute as defender Ragnar Sigurdsson equalised for Iceland.

Only 12 minutes later England were behind after goalkeeper Joe Hart – at fault for Gareth Bale’s goal for Wales earlier in the tournament – failed to keep out a shot from striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson in the 18th minute.

Call it English humour with a dose of current British political relation with the EU, England supporters were quick to launch a petition for a rematch, lampooning those who wanted to change their votes after realising the impact their ‘Leave’ vote had on their economy.

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England is a nation of more than 50 million people with the richest soccer league in the world. Iceland has 330,000 people—which just happens to be the same the number of people who immigrated to the UK last year—and no professional soccer clubs. The country that wants to leave the EU was bested by one that never joined.

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