‘For one day only I hate ABBA’: England fans joke about burning IKEA furniture, throwing meatballs away and refusing to drink Koppaberg ahead of Three Lions World Cup clash with Sweden
- Jokers took to Twitter to kid they hate ABBA, meatballs, and Koppaberg cider’
- It comes as a local radio station replaced all the signs in the Gateshead IKEA with signs selling ‘Football Etskömmånhjöme’ in red and white priced at £19.66
- Gareth Southgate’s team will play Sweden this afternoon, with England as the 1/1 favourites to win
As the England team prepare to take on Sweden in the quarter-finals of the World Cup this afternoon fans around the country have been joking on Twitter about how they hate all things Swedish.
Jokers took to Twitter to kid they hate Abba, meatballs, and Koppaberg cider, but just for the day.
‘As a pre-game #SWENG offering to the football god, it is now time to cermoniously burn all my ikea furniture and throw away any meatballs left in the freezer’ one person joked.
‘For one day only, I hate Abba’ another joked.
‘If Sweden beat England in the World Cup, IKEA, Abba and Rekorderlig can all do one’ another joked.
It comes as a local radio station replaced all the signs in the Gateshead IKEA with signs selling ‘Football Etskömmånhjöme’.
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The signs were all priced at £19.66, a reference to the last time England won the World Cup.
Gareth Southgate’s team will play Sweden this afternoon, with England as the 1/1 favourites to win.
The two teams have met twice at the World Cup, most recently in 2006 when England were managed by Swede Sven-Göran Eriksson – who will be backing his home nation today.
On the whole, England have nine wins, seven defeats and eight draws against the Scandinavian nation.
Many fans joked ‘It’s Coming Home’ and photoshopped pictures of Gareth Southgate
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