WATCH: England fans tricked into singing 'Tiocfaidh Ár Lá' instead of 'Three Lions' 5 years ago

WATCH: England fans tricked into singing 'Tiocfaidh Ár Lá' instead of 'Three Lions'

An honest mistake, surely.

There's been some vaguely annoying fake news spread about the place regarding the England football team's official song for Euro '96 and World Cup '98.


The song is titled 'Three Lions (Football's Coming Home)' not 'It's Coming Home'.

Pedantic? Sure, but hey, that's what it's called, and as England march on through a fairly unchallenging World Cup path to glory, it's a touch irritating seeing it misused en masse.

But hey, you can still have some fun with misinformation, such as showing a bunch of English lads how to sing 'Three Lions' in Irish... teaching them the words to long-established Republican motto 'Tiocfaidh Ár Lá', and encouraging them to sing those words loud and proud.


Clip via Michael Bodycoach

Serious passion on display, well done lads.

And nice to see some wholesome outpouring of national pride following some rather ugly scenes that followed England's lazy stroll-like victory over a quite dreadful Sweden on Saturday.


Such scenes including the sacking of an innocent IKEA store in Stratford, and unleashing wanton destruction upon a London ambulance that was just doing its job.

Meanwhile, it's been a good week for the inescapable 'Three Lions' song, even if it has been ruined forever for those of us who appreciated its charm up until now.

But yeah, fair play to Baddiel, Skinner and the Lightning Seeds for their resurgence in the music charts.

They're the real winners here.