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Man Cries After Being Told The Outcome Of Euro 2020 Final

Man Cries After Being Told The Outcome Of Euro 2020 Final

He was on his way to buy a paper to find out the result when a journalist broke the news to him

Jake Massey

Jake Massey

A man was brought to tears when he was told the outcome of the Euro 2020 final. Watch here:

James Ansell, from Nottingham, was quite possibly the only England fan in the world who didn't watch the game last night, as the TV in his houseboat broke.

The 76-year-old subsequently made the bizarre decision to get an early night, and he was on his way to buy a paper to find out the result when he was approached by BBC journalist Navtej Johal.

Navtej then undertook the unenviable task of summarising the drama and tragedy the nation went through while James was kipping on his boat.

Navtej said: "So England scored early on, and then the Italians came back second half, they equalised.

"Went to extra time. Then to penalties. And then England sadly lost on penalties."

As that familiar sinking feeling set in, James replied: "Oh, not again? Are you joking?"

James couldn't hold back the tears.

Navtej replied: "I'm not joking. I'm so sorry to break the news to you."

James said: "Oh fiddlesticks."

Yep, oh fiddlesticks indeed. Oh f****** fiddlesticks.

In case, like James, you got an early night or live in a cave or something, England's 55-year wait for a major men's tournament win goes on after yet another penalty shootout defeat.

Luke Shaw scored a fantastic goal in the opening minutes of the game before Bonucci drew Italy level in the second half.

The match was decided in a penalty shootout and England got off to a good start, with Harry Kane and Harry Maguire putting away the first two spot-kicks.

Jordan Pickford was also able to save two penalties, but Italy were triumphant after Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka missed successive penalties.

England lost on penalties.

The trio were subsequently subjected to racist abuse, which England manager Gareth Southgate has branded 'unforgivable'.

He said: "For some of [the players] to be abused is unforgivable really.

"I know a lot has come from abroad. People who track those things have been able to explain that. But not all of it. It's just not what we stand for.

"We have been a beacon of light in bringing people together in people being able to relate to the national team, and the national team stands for everybody, and so that togetherness has to continue.

"We have shown the power our country has when it does come together and has that energy and positivity together."

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: UK News, Football, Euro 2020, England