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How Wales reacted to England being dumped out of the World Cup

11 Dec 2022 3 minute read
Fans at Winter Gardens Blackpool, reacting to the missed penalty by Harry Kane as they watch a screening of England v France (Credit: Dave Webb, PA)

It was a night of contrasting fortunes. Of those that were England football supporters – and well, those who weren’t.

As England crashed out of the World Cup thanks in large to an innate inability to score penalties when it matters, there was a huge sigh of relief from those of us for whom the thought of Gareth Southgate’s men winning the world’s biggest football tournament was too much to bear.

Thankfully then, the only thing that is coming home is the England football team, while the rest of us have another four years before we have to contend with more ridiculous overblown hype from our overbearing neighbours.

As you could imagine, France’s victory was celebrated with some glee in Wales – and there was certainly much humorous banter flying around today.

We cast your eye across Twitter to select our favourites to put a smile on your face – that’s if you are not a supporter of the England football team, of course.

THE BANTER STARTED FLYING AROUND YESTERDAY MORNING

MANY WELSH FANS WERE FRENCH FOR THE DAY

OH WE WISH THAT MBAPPE WAS WELSH

THERE’S ALWAYS A VIDEO. ALWAYS!

FAIR PLAY HARRY KANE SCRUBS UP WELL

THERE ARE SOME TALENTED PEOPLE OUT THERE

IF IT WERE IN ANY DOUBT THAT PAUL MULLIN IS WELSH

GOD BLESS GOOGLE TRANSLATE

And finally, we’re pleased to report that our estimable colleague David Owens remains married…just.


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Stuart Stanton
Stuart Stanton
9 months ago

Of course, the game was fixed…..Jules Rimet was French…..

Steve A Duggan
Steve A Duggan
9 months ago

I can look forward to the semis now without a george cross being shoved in my face everytime I put the TV on.

Riki
Riki
9 months ago
Reply to  Steve A Duggan

Indeed, worse still. A union flag falsely claimed and used as a British one. When we all know the only flag that represents the Britons is that of Wales.

Last edited 9 months ago by Riki
Eifion
9 months ago

Da iawn,clywed bod tim rygbi Lloegr isio Harry kane I gymryd y trosiadau

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
9 months ago

The ridicule & hatred Wales faced from the English media & fans deserve this reaction to England’s World Cup exit. Our fans were attacked in Ibiza by England fans taunting “you will always be our slaves” to the usual childish slurs like “Sheep ********” among other vulgarities by the lowbrow brigade. We also had radio presenters like Talk Sport’s sporting failure Jason Cundy bating Wales abusing his platform to the Red Top Murdoch print media and GB News also using anti-Welsh tropes when we exited the tournament. So to counter these attacks our only outlet is the minefield which is… Read more »

Malcolm Jones
Malcolm Jones
9 months ago

Just cancel my flight to Australia don’t need to leave my country now it’s not coming home ha ha šŸ˜œšŸ˜œ

hdavies15
hdavies15
9 months ago

Felt sorry or sad for those players who fell short against France. However the sense of relief that the crowing has been snuffed out, apart from the occasional tedious post mortem, is stunning. With a bit more luck France and Argentina will fall at the next hurdle and we’ll get a final between 2 less favoured nations.

Riki
Riki
9 months ago
Reply to  hdavies15

Nah! As a Proud Welsh man. I very much would like to see Argentina win it. After all, Wales does have some links with the country. And Messi deserves to finally be seen as the Greatest player ever! Something he will only get should Argentina win it.

Owain Morgan
Owain Morgan
9 months ago
Reply to  Riki

So, Cristiano Ronaldo can’t be seen as the world’s best player because Portugal haven’t won a World Cup šŸ¤” There’s a difference between players and teams you know šŸ™„

Rob
Rob
9 months ago
Reply to  Riki

Not sure if I want to see Argentina win it when they mocked the Dutch players after beating them in the Quarter Finals

Cynan again
Cynan again
9 months ago

English players have now adopted a stray Qatari cat, whom they imaginatively named Dave. Dave is being taken from warm Qatar to freezing England. I wonder if he will consider it an improvement.
Either way, they should have named him Football. Because then for once the prediction in that interminable Baddiel and Skinner song, would be true.

Arthur Owen
Arthur Owen
9 months ago
Reply to  Cynan again

I bet the cat will leave quarantine,be nutered, and live the rest of his life in utter luxury.

Marc
Marc
9 months ago

Alan Shearer is still visibly livid about the Welsh celebrations when England were dumped out of the 2016 Euros by Iceland, and Iā€™m sure will be equally annoyed and somewhat perplexed by Welsh fans, indeed the Nation of Wales, and for that matter Scotland and Northern Ireland, who were glad England lost to France in this World Cup. What this demonstrates is that Mr Shearer, like many others, has little or no understanding of the history of the British Isles past how England, I use the word deliberately, beat the Germans in WWII or the French in the battle of… Read more »

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