England fans came in for strong criticism on social media on Wednesday night, as their singing during the match against Germany came through loud and clear on television.
People first took issue with England supporters booing the German national anthem before kick-off, after hearing their own immaculately observed by the home fans in Dortmund.
Fans then became the talking point of a largely unremarkable first half as a long chorus of the controversial song '10 German bombers' was audible on ITV's broadcast.
One journalist had also appeared to spot England fans "doing the actions" that go along with that song during the home anthem, while ITV commentator Clive Tyldesley commented on the loudness of the England support. Radio presenter and former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore called the song "embarrassing".
The song, which makes reference to the Second World War, was broadly but not wholly condemned by those watching at home. Several appeared to think it was particularly tasteless to sing the 'bombers' song on the day of the terror attack in Westminster.
German bombers song is embarrasing.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) March 22, 2017
Sure it's just a coincidence that the England fans were doing the actions to the 10 German bombers song during the German national anthem. pic.twitter.com/uiYHBzwDD1— Archie Rhind-Tutt (@archiert1) March 22, 2017
England fans blaring out 'Ten German bombers'. Stay classy.— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) March 22, 2017
If your on social media moaning about England fans singing 10 German Bombers your literally a boring snob.— Brad. (@bp_444) March 22, 2017
Germany won the match 1-0, with former Arsenal player Lukas Podolski netting a sensational winner on his 130th and final appearance for the national side.
Podolski gave a speech before the game, meaning the kick-off was delayed by a few minutes, and heads into international retirement on a record of 49 goals.
"The England fans are making all the noise here" says the ITV commentator as "10 German Bombers" rings around the stadium. What a country.— Jordan Nugara (@JNugaraBFC) March 22, 2017
"England supporters are out singing their German counterparts", says Tyldelesly as they relentlessly sing '10 German bombers".— amar singh (@amarjourno) March 22, 2017
Actually, "10 German Bombers" is highly inaccurate, since the Luftwaffe lost 123 Dorniers, Junkers and Heinkel aircraft in the Battle of Bri— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) March 22, 2017
Clive Tyldesley saying that England fans are in good voice...as they sing about German bombers getting shot down.— Kal (@GoonerKal) March 22, 2017