Next level patriotism
Fans of England hyped the “It’s Coming Home” bandwagon when the Three Lions reached the 2018 World Cup semi-finals, confident that they would seize this year’s FIFA title. After the team’s second game of the tournament – against Panama – fan Jamie Richardson got caught up in the hype and had a tattoo done.
Here’s the reason he told LADBible about:
“We were 5 – 0 at half-time, and I just knew. It just felt like not since Euro 96 when we were 1 nil up against the Germans, or in 1998 when Michael Owen scored against Argentina and before Beckham got sent off, we – in a major tournament – really had a chance of winning.”
Someone has to be regretting an ink on his stomach because sadly, football isn’t coming home for the English team after losing over Croatia. In fact, his wife was the first to react in a manner some people might have as well:
“She called me a dickhead.”
England 2018 World Cup Winners
In all fairness, it’s not a shame to get hyped at England’s rising victory amid tournament when you’ve lived your whole life being disappointed with your national team. Also, fans have the right to be happy with their boys since they haven’t spent half the tournament rolling around, feigning injury and diving in the box.
Plot twist: The tattoo might look cringe-worthy to a lot of people now that it didn’t convert to reality, but Richardson does not regret a single point of it.
The avid fan from Allerton Bywater, West Yorkshire, said:
“I have absolutely no regrets at all.”
“I’m extremely proud to be an Englishman.”
“It’s better to have believed and to have lost than not to have believed at all.”
Admiring the confidence at this point! Watch:
On another note, Richardson said well-wishers were buying him drinks for getting the bold inking. He added:
“I will never, ever get rid of this tattoo, no matter what.”
The 32-year-old still has a firm faith, like the Three Lions anthem, that football had indeed come home, despite the loss. This is because of the patriotism the young squad has awaken across the nation.
Here’s the entirety of his interview from BBC:
Again, he stated:
“Every one of them lads are winners, I would love to shake them by the hand when they come home.”