Too many people have missed titanic goals.
In the last couple of days, virtually every media outlet in Europe have been dishing out their prizes for Euro 2016, incorporating their picks for the best team of the tournament, the best player of the tournament and so on. Some have also looked at the other end of the scale, with the Guardian being particularly harsh on Ireland in their selection of the tournament's biggest flops.
What almost everyone else has missed, however, has been the viral sensation of the tournament: Titanic Goals. In case you are unaware, some internet genius decided to set Daniel Sturridge's last minute winner against Wales to My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion, better recognised as the theme tune to schmaltzy sea-wreck The Titanic. This is how it turned out:
Now, that shouldn't work for so many reasons, but for some reason, it just does. This led to the enterprising foundation of a twitter account called @TitanicGoals, which accepted submissions of goals to set to Dion's warbling. Its first video is the one which will have captured the attention of Irish fans. So sit back and weep generous tears of joy to Robbie Brady's winner against Italy:
Titanic Goals - Robbie Brady
Christ. That's flippin' emotional. It proved to be the tournament's goal most suited to its score, and its as if Robbie Brady knew exactly what he was doing all along:
The genre then set about peaking once more, as Ronaldo was subbed off injured in the final:
There were many other fine efforts in between, some of them Euros goals, some older strikes:
Titanic Goals - Sam Vokes seals the win against Belgium
Titanic Goals - Iceland's winner against England
Titanic Goals - Quaresma's last-gasp winner against Croatia
Titanic Goals - The Gerrard slip
Titanic Goals - Istanbul
Titanic Goals - Aguerooooo
Titanic Goals - James' screamer v Uruguay
There are loads more on the @TitanicGoals twitter account.