‘Ice wallies’, ‘Cod help us’ - ‘England’s greatest humiliation’

The English media did not hold back - here’s a look at this morning’s back page headlines

A selection of Tuesday’s newspaper back pages in England. Photograph: PA

A selection of Tuesday’s newspaper back pages in England. Photograph: PA

 

The Guardian

England exit in humiliation’

“Hodgson’s reign will be defined by a result comparable to losing to the United States in the 1950 World Cup and the now-familiar inquest will begin again in a country that likes to see itself as football royalty.”

The Telegraph

‘England’s greatest humiliation’

“Of all the ways to mark the 50th anniversary of England’s glorious summer of 1966, perhaps there was nothing that could better encapsulate the ensuing five decades of decline than losing a European championship knockout tie to a country with a smaller population than Coventry.”

The Times

‘Hodgson quits in disgrace’

Second Captains

“After 959 matches, this was the most humiliating defeat in England’s history - to a country of 333,000 people, managed by a dentist.”

The Sun

‘ICE WALLIES’

“Roy quits after pathetic failure... The clueless Three Lions were beaten in a Euro horror show by a country whose population is just 330,000.”

The Mirror

‘BRRREXIT HODGSON’

“There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and mediocre England displays in major tournaments.”

The Star

‘COD HELP US’

“Not a single player put in a performance worthy of the shirt. It was embarrassing and sickening for the country to see a collection of such highly-paid men, adored and idolised all over the world, put in such an inept collective display.”

The Daily Mail

‘GOOD RIDDANCE’

Roy Hodgson quit within minutes and we are glad to see the back of him....What are the excuses here? It was hot? England were playing Iceland. It’s a young team? England were playing Iceland. A lot of possession? England were playing Iceland. It will be better next time? What next time? Iceland, Iceland, Iceland.”

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