The funniest moments of Euro 2016 so far – how many of these jokes made you crack up?
Euro 2016 is well and truly afoot, with the group stage over and the last sixteen teams competing this weekend for a place in the competition’s quarterfinals. Depending on where you’re from, the experience of watching the four teams of the British Isles has ranged from frustrating to exhilarating, but how many of these hilarious moments did you catch in the news?
1. Cristiano Ronaldo’s terrified
Ah, poor Cristiano has had a tough time at Euro 2016. Unfortunately, years of arrogance on his part have made us completely unsympathetic. His reaction to his own failure to score from a penalty was hilarious on its own:
but then the internet went and made it even better.
2. The Republic of Ireland fans are the best fans in Europe
We’ve learnt in 2016 that it’s a real shame the Republic of Ireland don’t get through to the group stages of major tournaments very often, because their fans are the best fans ever. From car repairs in France, to singing babies asleep on the train, to tidying up after themselves – the Irish fans have been one of the best parts of Euro 2016.
Here they are singing ‘Dancing Queen’ with Swedish supporters:
Here they are singing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ to a baby:
Here they are celebrating with a Hungarian reporter:
Here they are cleaning up after themselves:
3. Iceland commentator’s ecstatic commentary
If only British commentators responded with this much excitement over a goal and win, the world would genuinely be a better place.
4. The English Twitter response to Jamie Vardy’s goal against Wales.
The desperation for an equaliser in England’s game against Wales was so great that when Leicester striker Jamie Vardy found one Twitter instantly declared him deserving of a knighthood, as well as multiple other plaudits.
GET IN THERE! JAMIE VARDY! pic.twitter.com/ienXYgCnYi
— Sunday League (@SundayShoutsFC) June 16, 2016
JAMIE VARDY IS THE KING OF ENGLISH FOOTBALL pic.twitter.com/Ew7YlwBQJL
— Ed Lever (@EdLever) June 16, 2016
5. Cristiano Ronaldo loses it with reporter
In the hours before Portugal’s match against Hungary and in the wake of a scoring drought, Ronaldo responded to an innocent question from a reporter with a moment of fury. Again, schadenfreude is wonderful.
According to the reporter, Diogo Torres of CMTV: “We are a TV channel of a major newspaper in Portugal. We produce a lot of news about him. Some of it he doesn’t like. Perhaps that’s why he did it.”
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