Sport stars, politicians and even the Queen have taken to Twitter to have a good time the England ladies’s crew’s success within the ultimate of the ladies’s Euros after a 2-1 victory over Germany in additional time.
Following a video posted to Twitter by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge displaying Prince William and Princess Charlotte providing their help to the Lionesses earlier than the match, the monarch heaped reward on the victors, saying their “success goes far past the trophy you’ve so deservedly earned”.
In a press release, the Queen mentioned: “It’s a important achievement for your complete crew, together with your help workers.
“The championships and your efficiency in them have rightly received reward. Nonetheless, your success goes far past the trophy you’ve so deservedly earned. You’ve all set an instance that shall be an inspiration for women and girls at the moment, and for future generations,” she added.
“It’s my hope that you can be as happy with the affect you’ve had in your sport as you’re of the outcome at the moment.”
Boris Johnson supplied his “big congratulations to Sarina, Leah and the entire crew”, saying: “Soccer has come dwelling! A surprising victory by the Lionesses.”
Congratulating the Lionesses for England “really profitable”, the previous England males’s striker Gary Lineker supplied an replace to his well-known soccer saying: “Soccer is a straightforward sport: 22 ladies chase a ball for 90 minutes and, on the finish, England really win. Congratulations @lionesses. Fabulous.”
The comic David Baddiel praised the Lionesses’ victory over Germany, commenting that he might lastly say the lyric “it’s come dwelling”, from the soccer anthem Three Lions. The comic recorded the basic soccer track with Frank Skinner and rock band Lightning Seeds in 1996.
Baddiel tweeted: “Dwelling. In reality it’s come dwelling. A sentence I believed I’d by no means write. I’ve gone. Thanks, Lionesses,” whereas the chef Nigella Lawson tweeted a single phrase: “ROAR!!!!”
The Spice Women praised the Lionesses for his or her “lady energy”, whereas the multi-award-winning singer Adele described the achievement as a “sport changer”.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall joined within the congratulations, including that the victorious England ladies’s crew would “encourage a technology”.
Alongside 4 pictures from the match, a tweet by the Clarence Home Twitter account learn: “Congratulations to the victorious Lionesses! Your teamwork, willpower and sportsmanship will encourage a technology. You’ve made us all proud.”
The Labour chief, Keir Starmer, used the chance to talk of the “technology of girls and ladies” that the Lionesses have impressed, Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, congratulated the crew by saying: “London and the nation couldn’t be extra happy with the crew at the moment. You’ve made historical past, impressed the subsequent technology & handled us to an incredible summer time of sport.”
Throughout the political divide, the previous sport minister Tracey Sofa couldn’t resist aiming a little bit jibe on the males’s crew, who misplaced their Euros ultimate final yr to Italy on penalties. “I’m in bits,” she mentioned, “for each one who believed in ladies’s soccer lengthy earlier than it was stylish.”
“You desire a job doing, ask a lady,” she added, with a wink emoji.
The Tory management candidate Rishi Sunak mentioned he would instantly launch the evaluate of girls’s soccer really helpful in a fan-led evaluate by Crouch if he turns into prime minister, as a way to “develop the alternatives” of the ladies’s sport.
Dame Joan Collins additionally shared her congratulations on Twitter, saying: “#BringItHome They did!”, whereas the TV presenter Les Dennis described the crew as “superb”.
Radio DJ Sara Cox praised the crew’s stamina as she mentioned in a tweet: “Unbelievable. I’m exhausted, so Lionesses should be executed in.” The TV presenter and former sports activities pundit Dan Walker added: “Great stuff from the Lionesses, What a efficiency over the previous couple of weeks.”
However the magnitude of the accomplishment was summed up by the BBC presenter Gabby Logan, who used her sign-off from the dwell programme to name for individuals to take the chance to cement the recognition of the ladies’s sport in England. “The Lionesses have introduced soccer dwelling. Now it’s all the way down to the remainder of us to verify it stays right here,” she mentioned, paraphrasing the well-known Kenneth Wolstenholme’s commentary within the dying moments of England males’s 1966 Fifa World Cup ultimate victory. “You assume it’s throughout? It’s solely simply begun.”