If you’re anything like us, you’ll be pretty fed up with the FIFA World Cup frenzy that seems to be taking over our lives right now. Luckily icelolly.com’s #ShutTheCupUp competition has been giving those who wish they could escape it all the opportunity to do just that over on Facebook, Twitter and on our site.
We’ve been asking people to tell us their reasons for wanting to get away from the tournament, with the chance to enjoy one of five completely football-free holidays up for grabs.
Thousands of you have got in touch with your various motives, ranging from the funny and frankly bonkers to the more mainstream and understandable.
Here’s a little round-up of some of the responses we have received so far, and don’t forget you can still enter via Facebook, Twitter or on our site. Find out more here.
Because all year round my life is rugby, rugby, rugby. My son plays for 2 teams - 1 Winter, 1 Summer.He trains 4 times a week, plays on a Saturday AND a Sunday. The Husband coaches & watches.— Married To A Geek (@MarriedtoaGeek1) June 14, 2018
And now we have football & The World Cup...#GimmeASportingBreakPlease#ShutTheCupUp
Because I havent been away on a holiday since 2015 and would much rather watch the world cup in a hot country not in Northern Ireland as I believe we already had our summer like last week #ShutTheCupUp— Sophie (@insophiesmindxo) June 16, 2018
Because my boyfriend lied and said he hated football when he met me, I spent the last year thinking I’d found the golde goose of fellas, now suddenly he wants to watch every bloody game and talks about it all the time! I’ve been conned! Get me to a beach I beg you! #ShutTheCupUp— Lucy Ruthnum (@Absolutely_Lucy) June 14, 2018
Everyone’s crazy— SarahJane (@Blotty54) June 18, 2018
Watching England play
isn’t my thing
I need a holiday
Hectic during the match
Dad’s shouting’s a pain
90 minutes chanting
Please get me up on a
Mam’s got the flags all out
An England shirt each
I wish I could #ShutTheCupUp
& be lying on a beach! pic.twitter.com/B5hYsakSFW
I would love to win the #ShutTheCupUp competition! My fiance and I get married next year and dont even know if we'll get chance to go on a honeymoon, so it would be a great chance for us to have a break away!— Chelsea Johnson (@chelsea_paige) July 3, 2018
Wish you could escape all the football? Enter our #ShutTheCupUp competition here for your chance to win a holiday!