How Scottish Twitter reacted to England’s World Cup exit

How Scottish Twitter reacted to England’s World Cup exit
One tweet referenced Gary Lineker's reaction to Germany being knocked out

There was a range of emotions across Scotland on Wednesday night, from the moment Kieran Trippier put England ahead in the World Cup semi-final, to Croatia’s equaliser, Mario Mandzukic’s winner and the full-time whistle.

From anger to relief to outright joy, if there is one thing Scottish football fans excel in it is schadenfreude.

After all, little pleasure has been derived from the national team in the last 20 years.

Many took to Twitter to bask in England’s defeat – and savour a downbeat Clive Tyldesley.

Joy and relief

Some fans were simply overjoyed England are out, while others were relieved that they can now enjoy a final between France and Croatia.

Even ScotRail got in on the act:

Football isn’t coming home

The sound of the summer in the UK has been Baddiel and Skinner’s Three Lions, released for the 1996 European Championship held in England.

Even Scots have found themselves singing along to it. Even more so now.

Scottish bravado

Clive Tyldesley

The ITV commentator infuriated many north of the border, to the point that fans started listening to England games on mute.

He, rather than any of the England players or coaching staff, was the main target.

Pundits

Roy Keane won the hearts of many Scots who followed the post-match coverage as he put down his fellow England analysts for getting too excited and thinking about the final.

Celebrations

Since the start of the World Cup social media has been awash with videos of fans celebrating in fans parks and pubs, including an alarming proclivity to chuck away full pints of lager.

Praise

But there was also some recognition. Although it was like finding an advanced level Where’s Wally.