Social media has for the last decade and over become the platform for people to vent and rant. On Wednesday night when England took Croatia on in the semi fnal of the World Cup, it was a massive occasion for Ghanaians.
Ghanaians may not have been at the World Cup but picking sides at the Mundial was not difficult at all.And so when England played in only their third semi final game against Croatia, we followed with keen interest.
After 5 minutes into the game, it looked like England were going to romp over Croatia. But then after Kieran Trippier's goal, it seemed as if the Three Lions just wanted to hold on till the end.
England receded, largely falling on long balls and a few chances far between each other. Croatia played like a side that had not gone through 120 minutes in each of their previous two games before Wednesday night.
And then time rolled on. And then Croatia got back on level terms in the second half through Ivan Perisic.
It never really looked like the next goal was going to come from England. And this perhaps was evidence that there was a gap in footballing experience that was skewed against England. Croatia looked dangerous.
Ghanaians on social media, especially Twitter and Facebook, wrote of their emotions a thousand times over as the game went into extra time.
YEN.com.gh cannot confidently say if there was more supporters than haters of England in Ghana on the night. However on the night, the buzz created around every EnglandWorld Cup team seemed obvious on the cyberspace.
When Mandzukic scored on the stroke of minute 109, the posts started kicking in fast and funny. Some however, of farewell.
Playing on a recently popular meme, Twitter user @bbellgamhad this to say:
Another, @akosuaamoo, clearly was not a fan of the English:
Some praised Croatia for a job done well:
And there were those who were more consolatory of England:
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