England. Oh, England. Masters of the art of underperformance. They’re so good at it on the soccer field that they’ve managed to continually surprise people even after all these years.
Take Monday, for example. After securing a quick 1-0 lead against Iceland in Euro 2016 they promptly slipped to 1-1, then some horrific goalkeeping made the score 2-1 to Iceland, which they carried into halftime. Naturally, just the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union just a few days removed, Twitter was flooded with Brexit jokes.