England have been knocked out of the Under-21 European Championships – and now some supporters reckon June 27 is a cursed date for their national side.
The junior Three Lions faced-off against Germany in Poland earlier today, and after a hectic and entertaining 2-2 draw, found themselves in yet another penalty shoot-out against their old rivals.
Of course, as they always seem to do, England managed to lose, with Nathan Redmond and Tammy Abraham missing in the 4-3 defeat.
Remarkably, the loss fits into a pattern, in that the English have continuously lost on June 27 in several recent competitions.
On top of today’s result, they were knocked out of Euro 2016 to Iceland on this day last year, as well as to the Germans in the senior World Cup last-16 back in 2010.
All in all, it’s safe to say no Englishman ever wants to play on this day EVER again:
2014 WC Germany 4-1 England
2016 EC England 1-2 Iceland
2017 U21s Germany beat England on penalties.
Talk about a cursed date!
— Conor McParland (@cmcparland91) June 27, 2017
#ENGGER June 27th. England lose 4-1 to Germany in the 2010 WC.
June 27th 2016. England lose 2-1 to Iceland.
June 27th 2017. Germany (1/2)
— back again lmao (@aalexesacc) June 27, 2017
27th June isnt a good day for England is it? 2010, 2016 and 2017 have all ended in tournament KO's
— … (@webdevjsj) June 27, 2017
Sack that person who mentioned on Twitter 27th of June is not a happy day for England football
— Sadozaie (@vimbly) June 27, 2017
June 27th 2016- England knocked out by Iceland in Euro 2016
June 27th 2017- England u21 knocked out by Germany in U21 championship.
— Abd-Azeez Olanrewaju (@MyNameIsLanray) June 27, 2017
— Tabrejali Adam (@TabrejAdam) June 27, 2017
27th June 2016- England lose to Iceland
27th June 2017- England U21 lose to Germany U21
Fuck international football
— Phillipe (@CallOnCouts) June 27, 2017
— 1xbet (@1xbet_Eng) June 27, 2017
— Liam Edwards (@LiamPLEdwards1) June 27, 2017
Don’t worry, England fans – it won’t be long until you’re losing in the World Cup to Germany in Russia.
Only 365 days and counting!
Do you believe in the curse?