David Baddiel Responds To Fans Keen To Remind Him That 'Football's Coming Home'

A lot of England fans are fully convinced that football is coming home and will not even consider any other option but a win tonight for the Three Lions when they face Colombia.

So, please spare a thought for the Twitter mentions of one of the men responsible for the phrase 'football's coming home'.

Now David Baddiel, comedian and writer of England's enduring anthem, has taken to Twitter to throw his support behind Gareth Southgate's side:


People absolutely loved Baddiel's tweet, with fans commenting to say it was 'the best football song ever' (obviously) and others saying it gave them goosebumps.

A few fans are demanding a new remix if (when) England get through to the final. Come on, Dave, give the people what they want.

David Baddiel, alongside pal Frank Skinner and Ian Broudie of the Lightning Seeds, released 'Three Lions' for Euro 96, which was held in England. Two years later, it was re-recorded with slightly different lyrics as '3 Lions 98' - and, of course, it resurfaces pretty much every time there's a footy tournament in which England are involved.

But probably never more so than this year, when, thanks to England putting in a pretty decent effort. Naturally, it's become a bit of a meme.

Interesting fact (well, interesting if you like useless music trivia): 'Three Lions' is one of only three songs to reach the UK chart top spot on two occasions, each with different lyrics.

The others are 'Mambo No 5', by Lou Bega and - of course - Bob the Builder, and 'Do They Know It's Christmas', which topped charts with the original by Band Aid in 1985 and again in 2014 with Band Aid 30. So now you know.

According to streaming service Deezer (and Twitter... and me... and your own brain) 'Three Lions 98' is officially the best World Cup song of all time, with more than half of people surveyed on the subject (58 percent) choosing that over other classics such as Fat Les' 'Vindaloo' and Ant and Dec's 'We're on the Ball'.

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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