A second Brexit!

According to the Belgian Iceland supporter Lieven Scheire, who was asked to interpret life on television, the most frequently used word by the Icelandic footballer was “unbelievable – unbelievable”. Well, yesterday’s hat trick certainly was ótrúlegt! Unbelievable: a second Brexit!

Less than 10% of Iceland’s population may have been in the Nice football stadium. They managed to sound like Iceland’s total population. Their chorus during the match between England and Iceland was rather intimidating on tv – let alone in Nice. But most moving was the tribute of Iceland’s team to these supporters, right after the match when the teams were still coming to terms with things.

This morning, the UK’s Telegraph sported an article accusing Donald Tusk of schadenfreude? So what? He did not do a Brexit. Don’t blame Europeans for not minding the English team losing the match. For heaven’s sake: the best team won! Matt predicted things rightly!

Accusing Donald Tusk of schadenfreude only shows what terrible bad sports some UK papers are.

Sorry for the glee guys. With the UK Pound heading for rock-bottom and only today recovering somewhat and world markets in turmoil and only steadying a bit now, and you causing it all – can the rest of Europe enjoy the better team winning?

Certainly hope Iceland will party till the sun goes down, regardless of the next football results. According to the Belgian Iceland supporter that won’t happen till the end of August or thereabout. No problem at all with this European proposal!

Too bad Gudmundur Benediktsson apparently lost his day job in Iceland. He certainly shows what real enthusiasm is, each time Iceland wins!



About Kate

Multilingual arts & culture journalist, blogger, columnist, writer and translator. Contributor to international (news) media. 2014 winning columnist Gentse Schrijversdagen, Gand, Belgium.
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