The best jokes from England 1-1 Russia as late lead is squandered

Otherwise promising Three Lions performance overshadowed by off-pitch violence as Russian fans charge.

Roy Hodgson won't be laughing at these England 1-1 Russia jokes
FOILED: Hodgson (Image: Олег Дубина)

Enjoy this selection of the best jokes from England 1-1 Russia, as the Three Lions maintained an unwanted record of never having won an opening match in the European Championships.

Eric Dier’s second-half free kick looked to have given Roy Hodgson’s side a winning start to Group B, but Vasili Berezutski’s 92nd minute equaliser gave rise to an all-too-familiar sinking feeling.

The result was overshadowed by violent scenes off the pitch, with Russian supporters charging at their English counterparts at the final whistle.

After a promising performance had the shine taken off it in more ways than one, these were the best jokes from England 1-1 Russia:

Not sure it's a coincidence that an England team so dominated by Spurs players, bottle it right at the end.

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 11, 2016

Is it England playing like Spurs or Spurs like England?

— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) June 11, 2016

The ancient tradition in England is to give oneself a fright at the start of the campaign. Viz Dunkirk

— ((Al Murray the318)) (@almurray) June 12, 2016

BREAKING: England have done an England pic.twitter.com/IkmkNqg63W

— Football Trolls (@Footballltrolls) June 11, 2016

In case you missed it, here's a summary of England v Russia. #ENGRUS #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/NUWwqqiSvN

— David Schneider (@davidschneider) June 11, 2016

Watching England concede that 92nd min goal https://t.co/FLGrrrIIhC

— Yeswell (@JordanCresswel1) June 11, 2016

Will England ever change? Ever ever? Ever ever?

— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) June 11, 2016

England are like that girlfriend you keep going back to: 'Why did I split up with her? Oh, I remember now…'

— Ben Dirs (@bendirs1) June 11, 2016

England are like a McDonalds meal. You look forward to it but after you remember why you never go.

— Messi Minutes (@MessiMinutes) June 11, 2016

In football, I support Germany for the glory and England for the despair.

— Karl Sharro (@KarlreMarks) June 12, 2016

What's the difference between England and a teabag?…

A teabag stays in the cup for longer. pic.twitter.com/1DO6WJal8G

— Raj Lyall (@lyallr) June 11, 2016

Only an hour ago #England fans were singing cheer up Gordon Strachan.
Don't worry about him, he couldn't be happier #fromrussiawithlove

— pupster (@pupster67) June 11, 2016

Dear England, love, Scotland #ENG pic.twitter.com/0ekvmJ4wTg

— Graeme Murphy (@gmurphyPT) June 11, 2016

Scotland don't bother qualifying for tournaments now so we can concentrate on laughing at England thinking they'll win it then they blow it

— Scotzine (@scotzine) June 11, 2016

Hot take: If England can't even beat the country they've put economic sanctions on, how are they going to exist outside of the EU?

— the dead author (@thedeadauthor) June 11, 2016

Everyone expects literally nothing from England but somehow they still manage to let us down.

— ㅤ (@TrapHouseFu) June 11, 2016

England complaining about the last minute equaliser against Russia.

Ah, Crimea river.

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 11, 2016

Supporting both England and Villa can be terribly troubling.

— Ben Anderson (@benanderson_88) June 11, 2016

England National team is just Super Eagles that used bleaching Cream

— BIDEMI™ (@malik_pinmouth) June 11, 2016

Timeline slewing England so bad I don't know if they mean how the country is run or the football team

— P Money (@KingPMoney) June 11, 2016

If only we had the fastest striker in the world, who's just won the title and player of the season on the bench #ENGRUS @England

— Marco Gabbiadini (@marco_ten) June 11, 2016

England fans area different breed. pic.twitter.com/ZKcf9354rq

— Strictly Soccer (@_StrictlySCCR) June 12, 2016