Britain Totally Taking Over Europe, Even As It Brexits
Well it's a football takeover, at least.
For the first time ever, the finals of the two major European football club competitions -- the UEFA Europa League and the Champions League -- will be contested by four clubs from the same country.
And that country is none other than England, after both Arsenal and Chelsea won through to the Europa League final overnight.
Arsenal easily accounted for Spanish side Valencia 4-2, winning 7-3 on aggregate, while Chelsea did it tougher, squeezing through on penalties against Eintracht.
The latter result was surprising, as both the England national team and England club sides have a woeful record against the Germans in penalty shootouts.
But these are strange times.
Ironic times too, given that the UK is trying to leave Europe in the political and economic sense, but is dominating it on the football pitch.
While some form of Brexit is expected to come into place in Britain this year, and while the exact terms of departure are not yet set in stone, football fans can rest assured in the knowledge that British teams will continue to play in European competitions in the future.
That's right, a Brexit does not mean a football Brexit. All the same, this is pretty funny.
The Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur is on June 2.
The Europa League final between Arsenal and Chelsea is on May 29.
Oh, and no Manchester teams are in either final. This is making people laugh, especially at fallen English powerhouse Manchester United.