While England's fourth-placed finish at Russia 2018 equals their second-best ever performance in a World Cup some fans haven't acknowledged English accolades, instead posting some rather radical opinions to social media.
Football didn't quite finish its voyage home, as far as England are concerned at least, but most fans of the Three Lions have spent the aftermath of Saturday's third place playoff defeat against Belgium praising the spirit of Gareth Southgate's men.
England made the semi-finals, unearthed some new talent and, barring some heroics from either Kylian Mbappe or Antoine Griezmann in the World Cup Final on Sunday in Moscow, Harry Kane will likely bring home the Golden Boot for the six goals he plundered in Russia.
The thing is, according to some fans at least, Kane's status as the tournament's top scorer is undermined by the manner in which he scored his goals.
There were penalties, headers from set pieces - and even a freak goal which went in via a deflection from his heel.
Harry Kane is the prime example of how to win ‘the Golden Boot’ in the World Cup in the most ugliest way possible!!— 🌼🅔🅜🅜@~🅨🅝🅦🅐 ™🌼 (@Miss_LFC_) July 14, 2018
1 Lucky heel touch
And a tap in
Where was he in the quarter finals and Semi final and 3rd 4th place play offs? 😂😂
Harry Kane winning the Golden Boot because of five goals scored against Tunisia and Panama + 1 penalty against Colombia would be one of the strangest results of this #WorldCup— Aakriti (@Aakriti1) July 14, 2018
Zero shots on target in open play during the knockout stage - 4 matches
Harry Kane is the most underwhelming golden boot winner (based on performance during the tournament) since Oleg Salenko fluked it in 1994.— Somnath Sengupta (@baggiholic) July 14, 2018
Twitter, as ever, is a sounding board for some of the Internet's more unusual comments and it didn't disappoint today.
So Gareth Southgate could get a knighthood beating Tunisia (last min goal), Panama, drawing with Colombia (missing their best player) and beating Sweden. Nice.— Nick McPheat (@nmcpheat) July 14, 2018
They got lucky v Colombia 🇨🇴 & did not beat major teams throughout the #WorldCup. Sweden 🇸🇪 has talent but not enough to be dubbed a major team. I like a few players but their fans are not cool. 4th place is the best they’ll see for WCs to come.😂— Lex (@TheeAlexander_) July 14, 2018
England 🏴 ✌🏽