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Iceland Vs. England: The View From A Reykjavík Living Room

Iceland Vs. England: The View From A Reykjavík Living Room

Published June 28, 2016

As the near-mythical saga of the Icelandic football team continued last night, it was documented once again by Grapevine illustrator Lóa. As regular readers might know, a Lóa illustration is worth 10,000 words (yep, she’s that good). Her quickdraw commentary of the Iceland Vs. England match at Euro 2016 (henceforth known Brexit 2—The Smiting) is a quintessential component of understanding exactly what went down.

For those of you who weren’t following her rapid-fire commentary in real-time via Grapevine’s Instagram, we’ve done you a solid and compiled the drawings below for your viewing pleasure.

Hello again. I’m having some technical difficulties. #euro2016 #isleng #engisl #rvkgrapevine #livefeed #loaboratorium #áframísland

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Much like the actual game, Lóa had a bit of her own rough start.

I guess this is what I missed. Sport people not knowing their national anthem. #áframísland #loaboratorium #livefeed #rvkgrapevine #engisl #isleng #euro2016

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Just a ruse to throw off the English. Obviously they know their national anthem …

1-1 but it’s only been like 10 minutes! What is happening?! #isleng #engisl #rvkgrapevine #livefeed #loaboratorium #euro2016

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Those first ten minutes; what a doozy.

I like this combo. #euro2016 #loaboratorium #livefeed #rvkgrapevine #engisl #isleng

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That style, impeccable.

YYYYEEEEEEES!!!! On a side note, I’m sorry about Brexit. I would have voted to Bremain. #toosoon #isleng #engisl #rvkgrapevine #livefeed #loaboratorium #euro2016

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Political discourse is always fodder for trash-talking.

Our announcer doing warm-ups. #gummiben #euro2016 #loaboratorium #livefeed #rvkgrapevine #engisl #áframísland

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The man’s an athlete himself.

This guy is probably a dreamboat in someones eyes. What’s his name? #áframísland #engisl #rvkgrapevine #livefeed #loaboratorium #euro2016

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Please, we know dreamboats. And their names all end in son’s. (Or, in rare occasions when sen is also permissible.)

Give it a rest Rooney. (Also, longsleeves in this heat, odd decision) #euro2016 #loaboratorium #livefeed #rvkgrapevine #engisl #áframísland

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The man knows how to give a performance (but we hear the critics deem them all flops).

Ooooh #áframísland #engisl #rvkgrapevine #livefeed #loaboratorium #euro2016 #rose

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There are few sights more beautiful.

Everyone and their uncle are standing on or close to this hill in Reykjavík. #euro2016 #loaboratorium #livefeed #rvkgrapevine #áframísland

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The whole country banded together (there had to be forty, fifty people out there on that hill).

Half-time TV in Iceland. Three bald men give their opinion. #áframísland #rvkgrapevine #livefeed #loaboratorium #euro2016 #ruv #testesteron

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It’s times like these we realise all sports share certain characteristics.

OH NOOOO! MY SON FOUND THE SECRET EURO2016 CHOCOLATE STASH! I’M RUINED… RUUUUIIIINED. #euro2016 #loaboratorium #livefeed #rvkgrapevine #engisl #isleng #áframísland

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Even the youth were stress eating at this point.

What skills! What a latergram! #áframísland #isleng #engisl #rvkgrapevine #livefeed #loaboratorium #euro2016

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Twas a thing of beauty.

Working hard in the audience. #euro2016 #loaboratorium #livefeed #rvkgrapevine #engisl #áframísland #ísl #eng

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We are the twelfth man (viking).

I’m the Europian Champion of watching the match on my phone, with no friends. #eng #ísl #áframísland #engisl #rvkgrapevine #loaboratorium #euro2016

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A quick illustrator-life-crisis.

Exactly! #euro2016 #loaboratorium #rvkgrapevine #engisl #áframísland

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Precisely.

Biting my nails! #áframísland #engisl #rvkgrapevine #loaboratorium #euro2016

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Would Iceland be able to keep the lead, heading into the final minutes?

Hee hee! #euro2016 #loaboratorium #rvkgrapevine #engisl #áframísland

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England’s Harry Kane couldn’t do much with that free-kick. (Can you blame him? Just look at the intimidating countenance he faced.)

YYYYYAAAAAAAAAAASSSS!!! WOOOHAHAHAHAHA! Thanks for joining us here at the Grapevine ❤️ Lóa #áframísland #engisl #rvkgrapevine #loaboratorium #euro2016

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And then, it happened. We said they would smite and smite they did.


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ÁFRAM ÍSLAND!!!!!

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