Stevenage fans saw their goal ‘celebration’ get roasted by Twitter users as Raheem Sterling scores, and it’s going viral fast.
The League Two club uploaded footage of how England going 1-0 up went down, and it seems limbs were no where to be seen at the Lamex Stadium.
In the 10 second clip, the TV screens showed the opening goal, and whilst fans up and down the nation were thrilled to see the Three Lions get off to a good start, those at Stevenage weren’t as enthused. Take a look below…
— Stevenage FC 🔴⚪ (@StevenageFC) June 22, 2021
Raheem Sterling’s second goal of Euro 2020 saw England beat the Czech Republic to win Group D and set up a last-16 tie against France, Germany, Portugal or Hungary at Wembley.
Sterling hit the post inside the first two minutes with a lob but was on the scoresheet soon afterwards when he headed in a cross by Jack Grealish, who marked his first start at the tournament with an assist.
Bukayo Saka was also involved in the goal and the Arsenal full-back was particularly impressive in the first half with his driving runs.
Harry Kane saw a strong curled effort kept out by Tomas Vaclik, while Tomas Holes’ strike had England keeper Jordan Pickford scrambling at the other end.
The second half was largely forgettable. Jordan Henderson had the ball in the back of the net late on but his hopes of a first England goal were denied by an offside.
England will play the runner up in Group F at Wembley on Tuesday, 29 June (17:00 BST). The final Group F games take place on Wednesday, with Germany facing Hungary and Portugal playing France (both 20:00 BST).
The assist king 𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀… and #ENG lead! 👑
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 22, 2021
The Stevenage fans goal ‘celebration’ was roasted by Twitter users as Sterling scores, see what was said below…
@ReeceDSport: Delete it and delete it soon
@maccapvfc: Mental scenes
@DanCook5: Fucking hell lads that’s absolute carnage that!
@TyreseEra_: Seen more atmosphere at my great nans funeral
@kslsfc: Seen more life in a tranquillised mattress
@CUHD44968424: Fucking hell no need for this hooliganism 🤣
@LJ221991: State of it
@borofan14: You have to be joking
@headgrassman: It’s outclassed that pint glasses into the air mad frenzy 2018 one.
@barrygrestock: Bit over the top lol
@richardpotty: Don’t over do for god sake
@WelshLad247: More atmosphere when I turn the kettle on…..
@SFCJed23: This admin knows how to get the interactions lmaoooo
@nottsnutter1862: Steady in your lot be giving fans a bad name
@welshy1000: I don’t know what’s more embarrassing the celebrations or the tweet.
@liam5jones: Scene more atmosphere at a burial
@WillsfcMitchell: What is it a cinema?
@aldershot4ever: Are they all Scottish
@PaulRoseTroup: Fucking hell, calm down lads.
@YJB1912: Seen more limbs at the Paralympics, wtf is this
@Mark_EFC_: It’s all kicking off
@LoafBloke666: Fucking hell hope nobody was hurt
@christiansufc: Lucky nobody was seriously injured with those limbs!!
POST MATCH THOUGHTS
Chris Waddle (Ex-England winger on BBC Radio 5 Live): “I’m taking positives from winning the group and not conceding a goal. That was the aim before the tournament. If you said you draw one and get through and win the group and the next game is at Wembley, I’m sure that was the goal. Now the competition begins.
“It’s about getting out of the group. A lot of teams have struggled to get out. We did in “90 and “86. This is where it starts now because lose and you’re going home. We’ll see what England have got because they’re going to play a very tasty team in the next game. I know it’s at Wembley but the team they are playing will not be worried about that. The performances have been very very patchy. Croatia out of the three was the best and I thought that was alright. Obviously Scotland they didn’t get going at all and then tonight it looked like both teams were saying who wants to win it because we’re going to play France, Germany or Portugal in the next round and both teams didn’t really look at it apart from the first half hour of the game. After that it’s been a drab affair. The second half was woeful.”
Czech Republic: Vaclik (7), Celustka (6), Coufal (7), Kalas (7), Boril (6), Darida (6), Holes (6), Masopust (6), Jankto (6), Soucek (7), Schick (5).
Subs: Sevcik (6), Kral (6), Hlozek (6), Pekhart (6), Vydra (N/A)
England: Pickford (8), Walker (6), Stones (7), Maguire (8), Shaw (6), Rice (5), Phillips (5), Saka (8), Grealish (7), Sterling (7), Kane (6).
Subs: Henderson (6), Rashford (6), Bellingham (N/A), Mings (N/A), Sancho (N/A)
Man of the Match: Bukayo Saka (England)
England goalscorer Raheem Sterling, speaking to ITV Sport: “I think there are positives from the game. We kept the ball better today. It gave us more attacking options. We got in the gaps really well, played some good football and got the goal we needed.
I had the chance in the first half and the keeper came out quickly so I had to lift it. I have to put that away but I got my goal in the end.
“Jack and Bukayo got in the pockets really well, turned and were positive. It is brilliant to have these players around you who can create goals. Different players are needed for different games and those two that came in were massive and did what they needed to do.
“If you don’t concede goals you win football matches. You just need to score at the other end. People were disappointed in the Scotland game a few days ago but we didn’t concede. The most important thing was to win the group. It is tournament football and it will be difficult but we need to do what we are doing.
“At some point you have to face the best teams. It is about challenging yourselves.”
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 22, 2021
England’s Bukayo Saka: “It’s an amazing experience. It’s the first time I’ve been at Wembley, which is just around the corner from my old house. To hear the fans chanting my name was an amazing experience.
“It’s really important [to have next round at Wembley]. This is our home. We’ve won a lot of games here – it’s nice to come back here. Whoever we face next we’ll be confident we can beat them.”
England forward Bukayo Saka, speaking to ITV Sport: “It was a really good performance from us. We played some really good football at times. With us already having qualified, we had more freedom to express ourselves. That showed in some of the football we played.
“The manager told me to go out and express myself. To play how I have played for my club all season. Sometimes that means driving at the opponents and I did that and got us up the pitch. It was a good cross from Jack for the goal and Raheem was in the right place at the right time again. I was up there but not quite tall enough.
“It is important to be here at Wembley for the round of 16. We have won here a lot. With our fans it is an extra man for us. I can only give my best when I am on the pitch.”
More from England goalscorer Raheem Sterling: “I thought it was a much better performance, attacking-wise. I thought we had more fluid movement and we created some problems as well. Most importantly, we scored the goal we needed and kept a clean sheet.
“It’s tournament football, it’s very different to being at your clubs. We just need to get to see games out a little bit better. We’re making good progress and now it’s time for a big challenge.”
England’s Harry Maguire speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live:
On returning from injury: “I’ve been out of action for six and a half weeks now and it’s been tough. It’s been tough to watch, I don’t like watching football matches so to be back on the pitch is something I love doing and to be at Wembley in the first time for me playing in a European Championship, it’s a good feeling and it’s all the hard work that I’ve put in that I’ve been able to play 90 minutes.”
On watching England in the Euros as a fan four years ago: “I was in France four years ago so it’s been a crazy journey for myself and my family and my friends who were with me in France. I’m a passionate England fan and when I’ve not been playing the first two games I’ve been kicking and heading every ball in the stands because I want the team to do well whether I’m playing or now.”
On the job done in the group: “We’ve set out to win the group and we’ve done that. Seven points, three games. Can we play better? Of course we can. Will we improve? We’ll do everything we can. Three clean sheets, been solid. The fundamentals are there and now we’ve got to tidy up in every part of our game. I still think there’s a little bit more we can get out of each other and push each other.”
On England managing tournament football: “Tournament football is different to league football because over a league period, you’ve really got to look after your performance over that amount of games you end up where you deserve. In tournament football it’s about big moments in big games and not giving the opponents big moments to score from and at the moment we are doing that well. Its not all perfect and we can improve but you can’t argue with seven points from three games. Now it’s to look forward to the knockouts and keep striving to improve.”