Holly Willoughby shares picture of son that sums up the nation’s feeling following World Cup defeat

Holly Willoughby has shared a picture of her three-year-old son Chester with his hands on his head in a mix of frustration and sadness as England were booted out of the World Cup.

This Morning host and mum-of-three Holly Willoughby summed up the feeling of the nation with a rare picture of her youngest little boy.

The shot, taken after after last night’s game, shows Chester in front of the television as the last minute of extra time struck, and the hopes of the England football team were shattered.

Holly captioned the picture: ‘💔… for so many reasons he will never forget his 1st World Cup… x’.

One person wrote: ‘A picture that sums up just how the nation is feeling 😔 #gutted’.

Another said: ‘It’s heartbreaking 💔’.

A third added: ‘Bless him we done very good to get to these stages 😃’.

💔… for so many reasons he will never forget his 1st World Cup… x

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Several celebrities have been sharing their own thoughts on the match on social media and many have reiterated that despite the loss, the team did the nation proud.

Father-of-three and former professional footballer Rio Gavin Ferdinand wrote: ‘England are out…. unbelievable achievement from the boys, staff & everyone behind the scenes! You have united the country & go home as heroes! Special praise for Gareth… you have given us an identity & made us believe in International football again! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿👏🏽 #England #WorldCup @england @fifaworldcup’.

Mum-of-two Fearne Cotton posted a picture of a sketch with the words: ‘We are out of the World Cup. The sun has gone in, and Trump is coming to town, shall we all just get on the….’ alongside an arrow leading to a large bottle of gin.

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Union bosses have called on employers to be sympathetic towards staff members who are feeling a little hungover or sad following the semi-final.

Leader Frances O’Grady said: ‘Workers put in billions worth of unpaid overtime. They should be allowed to enjoy special occasions.’

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