Friday, 20 June 2014
Brazilian newspaper Lance! sticks knife into sorry England after World Cup debacle
Cheers for kicking us while we’re down, guys.
Brazil daily sports newspaper Lance! has taken the opportunity to mock England’s failed footballers today, taking up their entire front page.
The paper pictures Daniel Sturridge, Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney and boss Roy Hodgson angrily crossing a road, in a mock up of The Beatles’ world famous Abbery Road album cover. The headline’Bye bye?’ simply adds insult to injury.
However, Metro’s eagle-eyed picture desk did spot some terrible photoshopping efforts, particularly with Hodgson’s feet appearing to sink into the tarmac. So, little victories.
Last night’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Uruguay has put Hodgon’s men on the brink of elimination from the World Cup, leaving them to rely on Italy beating both Costa Rica tonight and Uruguay next Tuesday, to even have a vague hope of progression to the last 16.