Twitter is often the go-to platform for finding not only the funniest jokes, but also to seek confirmation of your thoughts and the suspected thoughts of your neighbours. With a great amount of the British population (minus Scotland) eagerly watching every match, and the baffling deciphering of who plays who next, you can always rely on Twitter to deliver quick-witted quips.
Romania v Switzerland
Pointing out the obvious but he has got a point…
— Tim Marsden-Glover (@scuzz_le_butt) June 15, 2016
Portugal v Austria
Ronaldo has had a tough tournament with a number of missed shots throughout and vitally missing a penalty during this match.
— Shetani Saba (@ShetaniSaba) June 18, 2016
Switzerland v France
Four Swiss players had their shirts ripped during the game, including Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka ripping his twice.
— Flo Lunn (@FlorenceJ) June 19, 2016
Russia v Wales
Wales dominated against Russia to score 3 goals and top Group B on their debut at the Euros.
— Neil Delamere (@neildelamere) June 20, 2016
England v Slovakia
Keeping it topical, Twitter mocked England’s Jordan Henderson’s inability to make a cross in the box.
— Terry Donnellan (@Terry_Donnellan) June 20, 2016
Made in reference to England, rather than Slovakia, and the team’s failure to score despite plenty of effort.
This is like watching a drunk trying to open his front door with a Twix. #ENGSLO
— Peter Holmes (@MrPeterHolmes) June 20, 2016
Another reference to the EU Referendum result with a classic pun on Raheem Sterling’s surname.
— Marcus Swan (@mrcs1) June 24, 2016
Croatia v Portugal
Despite the mixed feelings on the result of the EU Referendum, it did provide an extra piece to the variety of football jokes.
Fed up with events? Overwhelmed by the amount of things happening the last couple of days? You need #CROPOR where not one thing has happened
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) June 25, 2016
The game was generally recieved on Twitter as being extremely boring with Portugal finally scoring in the 117th minute of extra time.
This is like watching two guys holding a door open for each other and insisting that the other person goes first. #CROPOR
— Check pinned tweet (@Datoism) June 25, 2016
England v Iceland
Mocking the Vote Leave bus’ slogan of the £350 million a week sent to the EU being better spent elsewhere, Twitter makes an ingenious suggestion of where it could go…
— Tony Dibbin (@tonydibbin) June 27, 2016
Ah, when will those Brexit jokes stop… A reference to a number of the UK googling “What is the EU” after voting had closed in the referendum.
English players googling “What is football” right now. #ENGICE
— Eva von Schaper (@EvavonSchaper) June 27, 2016
Poland v Portugal
In the final 10 minutes of the game, a pitch invader sprinted towards Ronaldo. On television screens it seemed as though the culprit was half-naked, but it turned out to be an unfortunately coloured pair of shorts.
This match is so boring I reckon that pitch invader was just looking for the nearest exit. #POLPOR
— Ian Hyland (@HylandIan) June 30, 2016
Wales v Belgium
Losing to the underdogs, Wales, Fellaini failed to deliver the crucial goals Belgium so hoped for.
Fellaini couldn’t score a musical with Tim Rice. #WALBEL
— Stephen Mangan (@StephenMangan) July 1, 2016
Germany v Italy
Brought on especially in the last few minutes of extra time to take part in the penalties, Zaza spectaculy missed and became the laughing-stock of Twitter. One tweet just isn’t enough.
So that’s where Zaza got the inspiration for his penalty from: https://t.co/UfN4yVdT1S
— Coral (@Coral) July 2, 2016
— ♡ rebekka ♡ (@grandesteenwolf) July 2, 2016
— BIN DIESEL (@minute5072) July 2, 2016
With one quarter-final game left (France v Iceland) before the semi-finals and the eagerly-anticipated final on the 10th July, there is still plenty of time for Twitter to get their finest comical comments in.
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