Gary Lineker Shuts Down Trolls With Thorough Explanation Of 'It's Coming Home'

Like it ever needed explaining, Gary Lineker has had to tell some supporters - mostly non-England fans - what 'it's coming home' actually means.

It was pandemonium when the Three Lions stormed the World Cup, progressing from the group stages right to the semi-finals, a feat no one, not even England supporters, expected.

The surge of positivity - something that had not be felt for a long time by England supporters - swept the nation, everyone chanting, saying, posting, or signposting, "'it's coming home".

And this annoyed absolutely no one at all.

Well, maybe that's not entirely true: When England were knocked out of the World Cup, somewhat surprisingly, to Croatia, lots of people - mainly online users - had grown a bit sick and tired of the soundbite, and suddenly became very interested in reminding England supporters that now it definitely WAS NOT coming home.

Ah, little do they know!

Legendary former England international Lineker took to social media to shout them down. He said, pointedly:

That's the right response, Gary. Yes, it did actually come home - yes, we did actually, really, really, really enjoy our World Cup, thank you very much.

It came home as soon as England supporters started to believe in their team again.

It'll come home in 2020 - when the Euro final will be played at Wembley - and it'll come home once again in 2022, when England win the World Cup.


So, you'll just have to deal with it.

Jacque Talbot

Jacque Talbot is a journalist and sports writer at SPORTbible. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan with a BA in English and Film. He is a football, snooker, and basketball enthusiast and has been published in the Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Set Pieces, Planet Football and the Morning Star. He’s the greatest thing to come out of Essex since Nick Frost.

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