England have reached the semi-finals of a World Cup for the first time since 1990 – and the entire country has caught ‘It’s Coming Home’ fever.
What started out as a joke for many has become more of an unwavering belief as England have progressed in Russia, but whatever happens, the social media game has already been won.
Here are some of the best memes that have been flying around over the past few weeks.
Different, but brilliant.
It’s coming home! 🏴 Eminem knows. Credit @kevbagnall1980 pic.twitter.com/XNTxzrbK8i
— Jason Maza (@JasonMaza) July 10, 2018
Promise me you’ll remember one thing.
Had to jump on the bandwagon, the only way I knew how…#ItsComingHome pic.twitter.com/9LtDNxiupA
— Vithushan Ehantharajah (@Vitu_E) July 5, 2018
Planet of the Apes
Even the apes know.
— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) July 3, 2018
Possibly one of the funniest yet. And slightly scary for our inner child who remembers watching this for the first time.
Hate everyone saying it’s coming home but this made me laugh 😂 #ItsComingHome #threelions #ENG #WorldCup #Chucky #ItsCominHome pic.twitter.com/ctE8mDcEvo
— 🏆🏆 (@JamieHayden_) July 6, 2018
Only Fools and Horses
Just look at Sir Gaz’s smile.
.@Baddiel This might be the best one yet pic.twitter.com/pGa379g4Nu
— Patrick Alexander 🍊 (@i_padawan) July 5, 2018
Well, Russia are out…
Even Putin knows… 👀 #ENG #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/cGQBVLrz2o
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOE_UK) July 4, 2018
Wolf of Wall Street
This should have been the actual speech.
Best one yet⚽️ pic.twitter.com/EOenneX6LR
— Ross Greenall (@RossGreenall_) June 29, 2018
Romantic moment between @HKane and Gareth Southgate caught on film #ItsComingHome #England pic.twitter.com/PfZ3x8mQn4
— Will Martin (@willmartin19) July 5, 2018
Ron Burgundy knows.
Even Ron Burgundy knows… 👀 #ENG #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/BPbmdWyOgv
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOE_UK) July 5, 2018
That bow tie would look decent with a waistcoat, actually.
Frank Butcher knows the score
It’s coming Home it’s coming Home
It’s coming football’s coming Home #england pic.twitter.com/1nRUbiHDEx
— Jesus Christ (@Jesusisablade) July 9, 2018
The effort that went into this!
Oh wow 😂😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/rozxSn8blS
— It’s Coming Home 🏴🏴 (@ShaunyLong) July 5, 2018
Kevin and Perry
Scenes reminiscent of nightclubs up and down the country this weekend.
Kevin and Perry knew 👀👀
— Coral (@Coral) July 5, 2018
This just about sums it up. The realisation that you’ve heard Three Lions more in the past two weeks than ever, but also that it’s f*cking brilliant.
It’s coming home ⚽️ #England pic.twitter.com/fo0AFQRuz5
— Tori 💙💙 (@ToriSand778) July 3, 2018
Only it’s already on the plane, half way to London.
— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) July 4, 2018
In other news, we’re over the moon to find out alphabetti spaghetti is still in production.
For fuck sake dropped my alphabetti spaghetti pic.twitter.com/saNcfwpCCk
— Joey Brack (@Joey_Brack) June 20, 2018
Mr Mackey is well into it, m’kayyyy.
St George’s Park? South Park, more like. pic.twitter.com/ihY6KXkoUV
— Proper Magazine (@ProperMag) July 5, 2018
The news has well and truly crossed the Atlantic.
Napoleon Dynamite Knows It’s Coming Home #England #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/Pg0uyx3qC3
— Thomas Millett (@ThomasMillett) July 5, 2018
If a fortune cookie says it, then it’s going to happen.
Just been for a Chinese, brought my fortune cookie home 😯 pic.twitter.com/HiRnKAKzNU
— Joey Brack (@Joey_Brack) June 26, 2018
Even the animal world know.
Ffs just got home and the dog has made a right mess pic.twitter.com/ZkH1LVkKag
— Tom Todhunter (@tdhntr) July 3, 2018
Ok this is brilliant.
Good morning everyone, here’s a matrix/coming home meme to get your day started:
It’s a corker.#ENGCOL #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/JiF7FG3NVA
— Karl Musk (@morelikewater) July 4, 2018
“Taxi for football.”
Can I book a taxi please?
— Glenn Kitson (@Glenn_Kitson) June 24, 2018
You know it’s coming home when the actual players are tweeting about it coming home.
No mum, I’m not coming home. It’s… pic.twitter.com/VdFHVoEfTI
— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) July 3, 2018
When Becks speaks, we listen
David Beckham seems confident….it’s coming home #ENGSWE #ItsCominghome #threelions pic.twitter.com/dSztsdqy5B
— Soccer Star (@SoccerStarComic) July 7, 2018
Pinstripes are dead.
Forget Mr or Mrs, address Carmen as “it’s”.
oh look lads, it’s pic.twitter.com/PVAUQuk6lN
— Dan (@ehdannyboy) July 3, 2018
He can see it, for sure.
“Can you see that, Gareth? That’s football. It’s coming home.”#ENG #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/1e6SOcQctf
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) July 3, 2018
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