An England Excuse Generator is consoling disappointed fans following England getting knocked out of the Euros last night

The tool offers fans the opportunity to generate a completely random excuse for England’s losses, misses and general disappointments, with examples ranging from the players’ boots being too small and the balls being too bouncy through to more ethereal influences such as gypsy curses and Murphy’s Law.

Although they may sounds rather farfetched, many of the excuses are credited to industry characters – take a bow Sir Alex Ferguson, Fabio Capello and Alan Hansen – who have actually used them before when discussing previous disappointments.  

Ashley Faull, the man behind the excuse generator, said: “Of course we didn’t want to be in a position to have to come up with excuses to defend our team, but we knew that it was pretty likely we would have to at some point or another. Seeing as there’s always so much discussion around football fans and pundits, as well as managers and players, coming up with pretty creative excuses; we thought we would jump on board and help the fans out when they need a little consolation! It’s been a good laugh pulling all the excuses together and discovering what reasons have been given for various disasters and disappointments before, and we’re intrigued to see what new ones come out following our knock out of this tournament.”


The England Excuse Generator can be found here: