England's World Cup referee Wilton Sampaio has been repeatedly trolled on Wikipedia

France beat England and head to World Cup semi-final

World Cup referee Wilton Sampaio is not the most popular guy in England right now, that’s for sure.

The Brazilian was put in charge of the Three Lions’s quarter-final clash (and ultimate defeat) against France on Saturday night and, suffice it to say, not everyone was convinced he did a great job.

Among the ref’s most controversial calls was his refusal to grant England a first-half penalty after an ugly challenge on Harry Kane.

Player-turned-pundit Gary Neville pulled no punches in his assessment of Sampaio’s performance, describing him as an “absolute joke referee”.

And centre-back Harry Maguire told ITV: “I can't really explain his performance, the amount of decisions he got wrong was actually incredible. Really poor."

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Meanwhile, numerous fans decided to vent their frustrations via their editing skills.

Hijacking Sampaio’s Wikipedia page, they gave his bio a series of… updates, shall we say.

The website was quick to correct each replacement, but not before users nabbed screenshots of the trolls’ work.

Here’s a look at some of them, courtesy of Twitter:

England's ever-classy manager would not stoop to such levels, of course.

Rather than criticise Sampaio's decisions, he told ITV after the game: "It is pointless going into that. I would rather talk about our players.

"Congratulations to France. They know they have been in a hell of a game."

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