England's failed footballers will return home after the country's most humiliating defeat in its history made them a worldwide laughing stock.
Roy Hodgson resigned minutes after an abject England crashed out of Euro 2016– humbled by tiny Iceland, the lowest ranked team left in the competition with a population of just 332,000.
Today the team's 'lucky' lion mascot Leo was shoved under suitcases and then tossed into a lorry outside their Nice hotel after a showing legend Alan Shearer called 'the worst performance from an England team, ever'.
Hodgson, who was paid £3.5million a year, and his multi-millionaire ‘Three Lions’ side were beaten 2-1 in a new low for the national team in a major tournament.
The players were barracked by fans from the stands after paying a fortune to watch the team perform so badly in a major tournament.
The manager had quit immediately after the match in Nice, France, and said afterwards: 'I'm sorry it will have to end this way but these things happen'.
England had taken a fourth-minute lead from a Wayne Rooney penalty, but held that advantage for little over a minute as defender Ragnar Sigurdsson equalised for Iceland.
Only 12 minutes later England were behind after goalkeeper Joe Hart – at fault for Gareth Bale’s goal for Wales earlier in the tournament – failed to keep out a shot from striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson in the 18th minute.
But as the game went on England failed to cope with the pressure and Iceland looked the more likely to score before Hodgson's men crashed out.