With thanks to a friend for DM’ing the headline suggestion (a reference to our Stanley Cup posts): YAY! The Lionesses gutted out an overtime won, 2-1, on their home soil in front of a boatload of screaming fans. They won the Euro for the first time ever while also handing Germany its first ever loss in a Euro final, so double the history and double the fun. Or, double the crushing heartbreak, if you’re Germany; that team played very, very well, with several scary-close calls on goal and a relentlessness that meant the win was in doubt until the second the ref blew the whistle. They will be a force to be reckoned with when the World Cup comes around in 2023.
In the meantime, if you haven’t seen it, please enjoy the Gif of my Forever Mood, aka Jill Scott screaming quite clearly at her opponent:
Not been watching the football, but very happily been watching a loop of this video of Jill Scott saying “fuck off, you fucking prick!” Genuinely marvellous. pic.twitter.com/CpRtHNpAnH
— Matthew Highton (@MattHighton) July 31, 2022
I don’t even know what the alleged foul was, or whether it got called. I watched, and I don’t remember. Only the ferocity stuck with me. I am going to carry this WHOLE MOOD with me this year for when I need it.