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You Can Never Be Like Iceland! Football Fans Slam France For Copying Trademark Viking Clap

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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 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.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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