Overreaction Theatre would never try to paint a rather disappointing defeat as a good result, but nevertheless, this was an experimental side up against a good Chile XI - so presumably everyone cut England some slack, right?
Wrong. The harbingers of doom are already out ahead of the World Cup finals next summer.
Haha England stand no chance in World Cup. Least they'll get a good tan in Brazil. That's all they there for. England 0-2 Chile
— rob humphryes (@beckb35) November 15, 2013
What did we learn from that England performance: Don't waste my money going to Brazil next year, England have no chance. #bbcfootball
— Mashidur Gooner Miah (@MashidurMiah) November 15, 2013
If England are gunna play like that in Brazil then don't bother going.
— Leah Jade Dewire⚽️. (@leahdewire1) November 15, 2013
According to this fan, England's performance was reminiscent of 11 Louise Ciccones...
Tonight is another clear reason why I just don't care or bother about England. A load of pre madonnas.
— Ben Rosenthal (@Ben_Rosenthal) November 15, 2013
While this supporter at least offers up some advice as to how England might win the World Cup: just play Jordan Henderson, who apparently convinced in a brief cameo.
No doubt England looked 10x better when Henderson was on the field. Got to take him to Brazil if we've got any chance
— Ross Feasey (@feazus) November 15, 2013
For the opening goal of the night, it looked as though Alexis Sanchez had planted his header firmly in the corner and too far away from Fraser Forster, but the debutant was not spared criticism...
— Ryan (@Ryancoleman27) November 15, 2013
Lmfao Fraser Forster is awful
— Adam Loftus (@Adamloftus95) November 15, 2013
Of course, the keeper wasn't the only player singled out for criticism.
James Milner an insult and disgrace to the national shirt, might as well stick a chimpanzee in an England kit and let him run round Wembley
— Chris Robbo (@chrisrobbo2) November 15, 2013
I refuse to return to the UK while they keep putting Southampton players in the England team. It's a national disgrace.
— Steve Burge (@stevejburge) November 15, 2013
It was all too much for some fans, who switched channels to watch Children in Need for one of the night's signature performances.
— Ateeq (@eeqkhan) November 15, 2013
Depressed at England's performance. Switched to BBC1. Heard Ellie Goulding singing that awful song. #notagoodnight
— Charles Hoyland (@baggleyowl) November 15, 2013
England depressing. I flick children in need on and Ellie Goulding is singing. I'm on a losing run.
— Jack Beetlestone (@JMBeetlestone) November 15, 2013
Still, at least Ms Goulding could console herself with the knowledge she isn't the country's national football manager, who predictably came in for all kinds of abuse.
— BPL Transfer News (@BPLTransferNew1) November 15, 2013
Hodgson's managerial charisma is probably on a par with a charisma of a brick wall. #hodgsonout
— Harry Beckett (@harrybeckett) November 15, 2013
Got to be the most boring match I've watched for a while, absolutely no creativity #hodgsonout
— Daniel Hill (@_Daniel_Hill_) November 15, 2013
I say England get a proper manager before the world cup #hodgsonout
— dylan (@DylanChild) November 15, 2013
Still, at least no one suggested Hodgson should suffer a financial penalty as a result of his inadequacy...
After that performance I think each England player should give a days wages to Children In Need.
— Moo (@Hoyles10) November 15, 2013