The high-pitched call (in Icelandic) translated to “You can leave Europe! You can go wherever the hell you want,” according to Gissur Simonarson of Conflict News. Ouch.
Benediktsson called the final whistle as if it was his last, and we are better off for it. Hopefully Iceland’s voice of Euro 2016 has something left in the tank for Sunday’s quarterfinals against France.
Still, the result of Monday’s second round match wasn’t exactly surprising. Iceland, with its unorthodox manager duo of Lars Lagerbäck and Heimir Hallgrímsson, has been rapidly rising up the world rankings, moving from 131st in April 2012 to 34th currently. And England hasn’t exactly been a world beater.
But that didn’t stop the takes and Brexit jokes from flooding in after the match, nor did it slow following the subsequent resignation of England manager Roy Hodgson.
Finally, we’ll ‘Brexit’ with this take from the always level-headed Piers Morgan.