England Fans Are Celebrating The Result In a London IKEA

So England did it. With a convincing 2-0 victory against an admittedly lucklustre Swedish team, Gareth Southgate's team are through to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup. It's the first time that England have made it that far in the competition since 1990 - and here's a video of how some English fans celebrated at an IKEA branch in London:

Everyone's favourite flat-pack furniture store is, of course, Swedish, and along with hours of gruelling self-assembly that takes so much longer and is so much more difficult and so much less fun than the cartoon instructions make it out to be, it's gifted us with those delicious (and super cheap) Swedish meatballs.

Meatballs, however, weren't enough to stop this rowdy bunch throwing a bunch of pillows around and jumping on a show bed while singing 'Three Lions', the 1996 footie anthem written by David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and Lightning Seeds frontman Ian Broudie.

While England's win is certainly cause for celebration, the video - which was posted to Twitter just a few hours ago and has already notched up almost 200,000 views - has sparked numerous people to berate the behaviour of the fans in question.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Some people didn't see any harm in it, however, explaining that they weren't actually vandalising anything, just having a bit of a jolly with some soft furnishings.

Whatever your thoughts on their behaviour, a few people made that point that while the fans - who were probably a bit pissed up, to be fair - were happy to go a bit wild at a Swedish store in London, they probably wouldn't dare do that if they were actually in the host nation.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Let's hope no over-zealous England fans do try anything like that in Russia. It won't be pretty if they do. More to the point, why the fuck were they even in IKEA on a Saturday? Everyone knows that's a special kind of hell.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Mischa Pearlman

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]

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