Celebrities including Adele, Piers Morgan, Shania Twain and Nigella Lawson have congratulated the England women’s football team after winning the Women’s European Championship on Sunday (July 31).
In a historic final, the Lionesses won the final 2–1 against Germany in front of a record 87,000 European Championship crowd at Wembley Stadium, including Prince William, who handed them the trophy.
Sharing a photo of the dream team on Instagram and addressing the lioness, Adele wrote: “You did it!! It’s home!! Congratulations @lionesses what a game changer!! Very proud”.
Piers Morgan wrote on Twitter: “Bloody hell…it’s home! Congratulations lioness – fantastic”.
Nigella Lawson left a one-word congratulatory message for the Lionesses, writing “Roar” on Twitter after the team’s emotional victory on Sunday.
“Let’s go f****** girls!” Shania Twain posted on Twitter, “You know these ladies must have struggled for respect the first time they picked up the ball.”
Soloist and former One Direction member Niall Horan said on Twitter: “What a great tournament! Incredible ads for women’s soccer and sports in general. Inspirational stuff. Congratulations, Lioness”.
Comedian David Baddiel said: “…it’s home. A sentence I thought I’d never write. I left. Thanks lioness.”
strictly Come Dancing And Dragon’s Den Alum Deborah Maiden mentioned Lioness’s “achievement goes far beyond the foreball” in a Twitter post.
Actor and comedian Miranda Hart tweeted that she was “crying”, describing Lioness’s victory as “so important”.
She added: “Too emotional to clarify more. I’m glad seven year olds are watching this who wanted to be a goalkeeper like me! But didn’t think it was ‘appropriate’ or ‘allowed’ to voice it. Thanks lioness. #Lioness”
ted lasso Star Brendan Hunt said he “can’t imagine a bigger watershed for women’s football in England” with Lioness being crowned European champion.
“Wembley final win, in extra time, against Germany. Beating the US in the WC final can be big sportingly, yes. But culturally nothing can be bigger. Congratulations, #Lioness!” The hunt continued.
Members of the royal family have also congratulated the women’s team, with the Duke of Cambridge writing that “the whole country cannot be prouder of the lioness” as the UK looked to “make history”.