People are angry with France for 'stealing' Iceland's trademark clap 5 years ago

People are angry with France for 'stealing' Iceland's trademark clap

Euro 2016 was Iceland's first ever major tournament, and the Nordic nation undoubtedly made an impression.

As well as their impressive, more-than-the-sum-of-their-parts football - capped by a surprise victory over England - they have captured attention with their trademark  thunder clap.

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Anyone who has been in a French stadium for an Iceland game will tell you it's like nothing they've encountered before, with the coordinated noise rising to a crescendo.

But, as with 'Will Grigg's on Fire' and 'We've got Payet', once an element of football fandom gets popular it will invariably be appropriated by another set of supporters. And another. And another.

Perhaps France will feel that their victory over Iceland in the quarter-finals gives them licence to take ownership of the clap, like some kind of weird torch-passing ritual.

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Of course, no one can stop them doing it. But people can get angry on the internet, which is almost the same thing.

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And now it's emerged that it might not even have been Iceland's to begin with.

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So maybe we shouldn't get to disappointed when it inevitably makes its way to the Premier League for the 2016/17 season.

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