Debutants Iceland have earned huge accolades both on and off the pitch after their impressive performance at Euro 2016 in France this summer.
The small nation with a meagre population but with indomitable passion for football have registered a permanent imprint on the minds of football fans after their sensational performance against England, which guaranteed them a spot in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016.
What people witnessed in Iceland’s last-16 encounter with England was sheer magic which truly manifested the spirit of the game. Iceland surpassed all expectations as they outplayed England 2-1 to seal a spot in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016. More to be remembered from their historic win is the celebrations that followed, the loud Viking chants coupled with thunderous claps all over the stadium.
Iceland Celebrating Their Victory Over England
Had there been a copyright infringement law upon how footballers should celebrate, the Iceland fans would have surely sued the French team for copying their style after a 2-0 victory over World Champions Germany in the semi-final of Euro 2016.
France Totally Copy Iceland’s Viking Chant
Football fans clearly expressed their displeasure with France as they emulated Iceland’s unique mode of celebrating with thunder claps and Viking Chants.
France eliminated from Euro 2016 for appalling rendition of Iceland clap thing.
— TBN Sport (@TBNSport) July 7, 2016
France players now standing in front of the stand doing the thunder clap. Lads, give up, you’ll never be Iceland.
— Jonathan Wilson (@jonawils) July 7, 2016
Love the way the whole world is now doing the Motherwell ‘clap’ thinking it’s some ancient Viking ritual
— Alastair Milburn (@AMilburn) July 7, 2016
Fans of both sides doing the Iceland clap … coming to a Selhurst Park nowhere near you.
— Daniel Harris (@DanielHarris) July 7, 2016
rt if u think france should never attempt the viking clap again
— chichasoniahimoviç (@soniaweii) July 7, 2016
France copying Iceland with the ‘Viking Clap’ and making a fool of themselves. It’s Iceland’s chant and only suits them ??
— Laura (@laura__sandra) July 7, 2016
Only Iceland can do the ‘Iceland Viking Clap’ considering its named after them.. France being gimps and trying to show passion by doing it
— Corey Jack Patterson (@CoreyJack7) July 7, 2016
France will face Portugal in the epic final clash of Euro 2016 on Sunday and it will be interesting to see whether they repeat the Viking chants if they manage to win the title.