It’s coming home. Maybe.
With every win, with every elimination of a big team, the whispers got louder and louder.
After England’s dramatic penalty shootout win over Colombia secured a place in the World Cup quarter-final, the whispers turned into shouts.
England fans have adopted the 1996 song Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home) – by the lightening Seeds, David Baddiel and Frank Skinner – as their battle cry, and as the Gareth Southgate’s men get ready for their quarter-final clash with Sweden on Saturday, social media has been flooded with memes of the catchy tune.
The composers themselves are starting to believe…
It’s just about still coming home. pic.twitter.com/NCwuVW9aCi
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) 3 July 2018
And here are some of the funniest online takes…
It’s coming home…pic.twitter.com/oP8YmgAY6q
— 888sport (@888sport) 4 July 2018
— Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) 5 July 2018
The ultimate ‘coming home’ meme. Cannot be bettered. pic.twitter.com/95ora6Md4v
— RiotBadger™ (@riotbadger) 4 July 2018
— Terry Mac (@YidTel) 27 June 2018
“I have no idea to this day what those two ENGLISHMEN were singing about, truth is I don’t wanna know, some things are best left unsaid.” #Shawshank #England #BaddielAndSkinner #ItsComingHome ?gbeng??gbeng pic.twitter.com/3bpw8uS5Hr
— Anthony Ogogo (@AnthonyOgogo) 3 July 2018
And England’s Jesse Lingard gets the final word…
No mum, I’m not coming home. It’s… pic.twitter.com/VdFHVoEfTI
— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) 3 July 2018