Icelandic Company Offering Free Whale Watching For Defeated English Team - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelandic Company Offering Free Whale Watching For Defeated English Team

Published June 23, 2016

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Ryan Parteka

When Iceland defeats England this Monday, the losing team can console themselves with a generous offer from the far north.

The Guardian reports that North Sailing has 23 tickets for a free whale watching day trip – one for every member of the team – when the inevitable happens and England loses.

The gesture can be seen “as a bandage for wounded pride, after the loss against Iceland this coming Monday,” manager Guðbjartur Jónsson told reporters. “It is only polite and a part of the Icelandic hospitality culture to offer the free tickets. The poor English players will anyways not be able to return immediately to England after the match on Monday, as 60 million English football fans will be furious when losing to a small island state with only 300,000 inhabitants.

“Therefore we offer a peaceful day with whale-watching in a small town in Northern Iceland with beautiful nature and nice people. That should be the perfect compensation.”

Be sure to stay tuned as we bring you The Grapevine’s coverage of England’s defeat as it unfolds this Monday.

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