So that's it - and it's kind of unexpected as well. Wayne Rooney, England's all-time record goalscorer and outfield appearance maker, has retired from international football.
The Everton striker hung up his boots for the Three Lions, having scored an unmatched tally of 53 goals and Twitter users, both fellow professionals and fans alike, were quick to tribute the 31-year-old...
Never get people queuing up to denigrate Rooney. Anyone retiring from England duty as record scorer deserves celebration.— Charlie Skillen (@charlieskillen) August 23, 2017
Echo the positive sentiments re Wayne Rooney's England retirement. Well timed & well played. He (& we!) deserved more for his dedication.— Guy Mowbray (@Guymowbray) August 23, 2017
Rooney right to retire. IF he went to the WC this summer and we were awful (which is highly likely) then his legacy further ruined.— Nick Savage (@savtheblue) August 23, 2017
Rooney to do a Messi when Southgate realises his World Cup hopes rest with Ross Barkley.— Ben • Carter (@ben_crtr) August 23, 2017
Being Twitter and all, there was always going to be some amusing reactions to the news so here's the pick of the bunch...