Paul Scholes: 'That was a waste of an afternoon' - best Tweets and memes as everyone is bored to tears by England friendly

Paul Scholes described it as 'a waste of an afternoon'

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Well, that was bad. Very, very bad.

The Republic of Ireland and England took part in one of the most boring, pointless scoreless friendlies played in a long time (and the Three Lions have been involved in a few).

The home side managed to have just one shot on target and England just three. The best save of the afternoon saw Joe Hart tip Daryl Murphy's shot round the post - and a goal-kick was given.

No one seemed to want to be there, with the game played at a snail's pace. Roy Hodgson was even pictured yawning (above).

Paul Scholes, in his role as a pundit for ITV, who broadcast the game live, described the game as "a waste of an afternoon".

"There was a real lack of quality. A waste of an afternoon. An end of season waste of space," he said.

Yes, that's right, a man paid to be at the game and deliver his expert analysis couldn't find anything better to say. Oh dear.

Here's some more reaction:

When ITV presenter Mark Pougatch asks the pundits to "talk about the full-backs", it's time to turn over, or go outside.