Just four days after Britain voted to come out of the European Union, one of the four nations that make up the United Kingdom, England, has been ignominiously booted out of the European Football Championship after losing to the minnows of Iceland 1-2 at the Stade de Nice Monday.
As we write this, the English people are in tears and Roy Hodgson, the man who has managed the country for the last four years, had no alternative but to fall on his sword and resign from his post with immediate effect. Glenn Hoddle, a former England Manager said Monday’s game against Iceland was ‘a very lacklustre performance’ and added that it was right for Hodgson to vacate his seat immediately. The defeat compounds Britain’s worst week that sees the country remain rudderless with an outgoing prime minister, a leader of the opposition whose party are trying hard to overthrow him and the national team humiliated in Europe’s best footballing championship and without a manager.
While Iceland, a country whose population is 25 times less than that of the English capital London (Iceland – population 332,000: London – population 8.5million), goes on to play hosts France in the quarterfinals, England’s players are on their way home and instead of returning to a glorious welcome from English fans, will unmistakably re-enter the country stealthily and their arrival time and airport are unlikely to be made known.