Poland Fans Trash TVs During Dire Senegal World Cup Loss

It seems at least 3 fans are looking for new tv sets after their frustrations boiled over

At least three Poland fans appear to have wrecked their televisions in frustration at their team's car-crash World Cup 2018 performance against Senegal yesterday.

The crushing defeat comes after an up-turn in form that has propelled Poland up the FIFA rankings since failing to qualify for Brazil 2014.

Memorable wins in recent years against Germany, Switzerland, Romania, Denmark and South Korea, coupled with a strong performance at Euro 2016, have raised expectations and sparked World Cup fever across the nation.

Unfortunately Poland's players looked over-burdened by the weight of expectation yesterday evening, when they deservedly lost 2-1 to Senegal in their opening World Cup match.

Throughout the game several players looked scared to receive the ball and play with confidence, while countless mistakes were made – chief of among them the calamity that led to Senegal's second goal. 

Unfortunately the frustration of some fans seems to have boiled over – at least if these images on Twitter are anything to go by. One Twitter user from Bielsko Biała yesterday posted two images of televisions that had been thrown out of the window in his hometown. 

It is of course difficult to verify if the pictures were indeed taken yesterday evening in Bielsko Biała. However we have carried out a reverse image search and found no evidence of the images existing online prior to yesterday.

Naturally, it wasn't just in Bielsko Biała were anger of fans exploded. In the village of Borkowo one Twitter user posted a picture of his broken tv set, which he claims had been broken by his over-emotional sister.

Poland's next match on Sunday night is against Colombia, another team who suffered an opening defeat. With the likes of James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado in their ranks, the South American side will represent a huge challenge for the white and reds. 

That said, perhaps Poland will perform better as the underdog. Here's hoping for a positive result and no more broken tv sets!

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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