‘Can someone check Michael Sheen is OK?’ England fans taunt Wales for losing 0-2 to Iran after Three Lions trounced them 6-2 – but desperate Welsh supporters beg the neighbouring country to ‘do us a favour’ when the two teams face off
England fans have taunted Wales for losing 0-2 to Iran after the Three Lions thrashed them earlier this week.
Their rivals were quick to stick the boot into the Welsh team after two late goals brought victory to Iran.
One quipped ‘Can someone check Michael Sheen is ok?’, after the Welsh actor found himself embroiled in a row with Prince William over who he was supporting at the World Cup.
The injury-time goals during the clash mean Wales will need to win against England in their final match if they are to qualify for the knockout stages.
A young Welsh fan was seen crying in the stands of the stadium in Qatar
Welsh fans reacted to their 0-2 defeated against Iran at a fanzone in Swansea on Friday
Dejected fans were seen consoling each other after the bruising, with some crying in their pints in the Welsh valleys after the match which left Gareth Bale’s Dragons on the brink of going out of the tournament.
One young boy was seen crying in the stands of the stadium in Qatar as his team were defeated in their first World Cup since 1958.
However, England fans took no pity on their neighbouring rivals, with a YouTuber posting: ‘Unlucky Wales, don’t worry, you lot can come see the World Cup when it comes home :)’.
Another was quick to point out that ‘they celebrated when we lost to Iceland in euro 2016’ before adding: ‘Who’s laughing now, losing to a team we’ve just battered’.
Others shared memes mocking Wales.
But some Welsh supporters have begged neighbouring rivals England to ‘do us a favour’ and beat USA tonight as it remains their only hope of staying in the World Cup.
Lifelong Wales fan Rhys Williams, 31, said: ‘We want England to do us a favour on Monday – it’s our only chance.
England fans have taunted Wales for 0-2 to Iran after the Three Lions thrashed them earlier this week
Dejected Welsh fans were seen with their heads in their hands at Elevens, the bar owned by Gareth Bale in Cardiff following their defeat
‘If they rest a few of their players and we play well then who knows. But even then we would have to score a few goals.’
Rhys, a register officer at the University of South Wales, was left gutted after watching the match at the New Crown pub in Merthyr Tydfil.
Giving his own post-mortem on the match, he said: ‘We have relied too much on Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey and their powers are waning.
‘The result has sucked the life out of us but it won’t stop the Welsh fans enjoying Monday night. Who knows what could happen.’
Pals Gareth Winstone and Shaun Crane, both 49, both took the day off work to watch Wales in their first World Cup since 1958.
A football fan was seen looking disappointed after his team lost to Iran in Qatar on Friday
But their hopes were dashed when Iran took control of the second half and knocked in two goals in the dying seconds.
Insurance underwriter Gareth, of Tredegar, said: ‘It’s a sickener but in the end we weren’t good enough. You can’t argue with the result.’
Sales executive Shaun, of Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, added: ‘Our superstars Bale and Ramsey aren’t playing regular football and we have Championship players out there.
‘Iran are managed by a coach who was at Manchester Utd so he’s no mug. It’s disappointing but bring on England.’
The Crown run by Portuguese businessman Jorge Dascensao(CORR), 47, is bringing in soccer fans with an online invitation saying: ‘Don’t go to Qatar, come to the New Crown, the beer is cheaper and you definitely won’t go to prison for singing too loud.’
Welsh captain Gareth Bale (right) as his team lost to Iran at the World Cup in Qatar
Roofer Craig Thomas, 29, of Rhondda, is dreading playing against Harry Kane’s men in the final group match next week.
He said: ‘They hammered Iran and look at the top of their game while we are not performing.
‘All we can hope is that England do us a massive favour by not turning up on the night.’
Fans who turned up to watch the game on TV at Gareth Bale’s pub Elevens in Cardiff city centre were disappointed – it didn’t open until midday.
But there were plenty of watering holes open across Wales including the Lion pub in Treorchy where the atmosphere was ‘buzzing’ until goalie Wayne Hennesy was sent off and Wales let in two sucker goals.