​People Think England Fan Disappeared While Celebrating Colombia Win

Watch this clip of England fans celebrating last night - and watch it closely:

It was posted as part of a compilation on SPORTbible's Facebook page, which let us relive the moment England beat Colombia to reach the quarter finals of the World Cup.

The guys in the video look elated - but there's something a bit off.

Commenting on the compilation video on the SPORTbible post, one eagle-eyed fan wrote: "Skip to 1:24 and tell me where this guy disappears to."

If you re-watch the standalone clip above, you'll want to skip to the 21-second mark.

As soon as the Facebook user pointed it out, no one could unsee it. He's got a really good point.

One person commented: "What a spot - where the fook did he go?"

Another speculated: "Gone straight to Russia!!"

Someone else said: "Noticed that, word has it that he hasn't been seen since"

And someone else reckoned he was just dodging the camera, writing: "He was supposed to be at work. He didn't want his misses to see him!"

Others got a little more, erm, creative with their theories, with another suggesting: "Obviously a time traveller. Rule is you can't be filmed. So when he noticed the camera he left. Simples."

Another agreed: "100% a time traveller."

Ah, well that solves that then, I guess. To be fair, he does seem to spot the camera a split second before disappearing, so maybe that theory isn't so far-fetched after all.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

As you can see above, spirits were VERY high after England beat Colombia in the tense match that ended in the penalty shoot-out no one wanted it to reach.

After a long and frankly tiresome build-up, the match itself wasn't the most eventful one, and a great deal of it was punctuated by a couple of incidents that had very little to do with football. Lots of people writhing around on the floor or pointing angrily at the ref - you know the drill.

Many thought it was all over for the Three Lions when they reached the penalty stage last night - given the statistic that England haven't won a shootout since 1990.

But NOPE. It happened. And we all have 24-year-old Jordan Pickford to thank - he saved an absolute screamer as Colombia's Mateus Uribe smashed a volley from at least 30 yards which seemed destined for the top corner. England's flying superhero then saved Colombia's final penalty in incredible scenes.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Yep, we hope your hangover hasn't been too brutal today - there were certainly a few sore heads knocking about the LADbible office this morning.

England now face Sweden in the quarter finals on Saturday...The question is: will our mysterious time traveller be watching?

Featured Image Credit: PA/Sean O'Brien

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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