Oh Scotland. Oh Jesus, Scotland. One minute away from perhaps the greatest World Cup win. One minute away from glory. One minute away from a World Cup semi-finals. And then they lost.
They bloody lost. A late, controversial penalty. A penalty slotted by Bernard Foley who hadn't been able hit a barndoor with a banjo all game. This was beyond heartbreak. Through it? Scotland have broken looking glass.
Horrible, horrible way to lose. Australia did not hand it to them like everyone thought.
— Aislinn O'Toole (@AislinnOT) October 18, 2015
More heartbroken for Scotland then Ireland right now.... boys that is a tough way to go out. #RugbyWorldCup2015
— Donnacha O Gliosain (@GleesonDJ89) October 18, 2015
— Today FM (@TodayFM) October 18, 2015
Heartbreaking but Scotland showed what they're really capable of,such a tough performance for entire match.So proud of them all!
— Sally Ann Grassick (@sagrassick) October 18, 2015
— Lamhfada (@Lamhfada) October 18, 2015
Throw on a pint there for Paddy Scotsman, he's on his way to meet the rest of em at the bar!! #RWC2015
— Eric Barry (@fermoyboy) October 18, 2015
— Emma Mackintosh, Chart.PR (@NewsMackintosh) October 18, 2015
Wow. Nearly feel as sick as I did after the '91 quarter-final when Michael Lynagh scored the last gasp try. Hard to take for Scots #AUSvSCO
— Colm Kinsella (@ckSportLeader) October 18, 2015
— Sanjeev Kohli (@govindajeggy) October 18, 2015
The thing with Scotland is that when they win they're the Northen Hemisphere, and when they lose they're Scottish.
— Tom Hamilton (@thhamilton) October 18, 2015
No nation on earth does last minute crushing heartbreak like Scotland. We can be proud of that.
— Robbie Knox (@RobbieKnox) October 18, 2015
— Jamie Ross (@JamieRoss7) October 18, 2015
The last call in the Scotland game was very arguable but it came from a lineout lost on the throw.
— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) October 18, 2015
That last 5 minutes was both everything that is great about Rugby and everything that is picky and irritating and frustrating about it too
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) October 18, 2015
I'm bloody crying. https://t.co/yWTgrtXJ78
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 18, 2015