A remarkable 99.9% of Iceland is watching Iceland’s UEFA Euro 2016 match against France—which amounts to every single Icelandic resident except for the burglar who is currently ransacking their homes.
The unprecedented numbers speak to how significant Iceland’s unlikely ascent to the UEFA quarterfinals has been for the country’s citizens. In essence, the figures mean every resident of the tiny island nation is watching the match—in Stade de France, at a sports bar, or glued to the television in their own living room—while an opportunistic burglar steals everything of value from their unguarded houses.
“You can’t understate how much pride it gives us to see our side take down the likes of England,” said one Iceland resident, while a burglar could be heard clearly in the other room throwing jewels into his knapsack.
For his part, the country’s lone burglar said Iceland’s unlikely run to the quarterfinals was “remarkable” and he was sorry he could not watch the matches because he was working.