Chiellini’s cynical pull-back on the England winger had paved the way for netizens to kickstart a meme fest | Photo: AP/ Twitter&
- An Italy fan has tattooed Giorgio Chiellini’s foul on Bukayo Saka to celebrate Italy’s win
- Giorgio Chiellini’s Italy defeated England 3-2 on penalties to win the European championship
- Chiellini had earlier revealed that he ‘cursed’ Saka before the England winger missed his spot kick
Celebrating Italy’s historic title triumph in the recently concluded UEFA Euro 2020, an Italian fan has perhaps taken a step too far by getting a tattoo of Giorgio Chiellini’s foul on Bukayo Saka in the final. Yes, the controversial foul made by veteran defender Chiellini on the England forward has been turned into a tattoo by the Azzurri fan after Italy upstaged Gareth Southgate’s men in the summit clash at the Wembley Stadium.
Chiellini’s cynical pull-back on the England winger had paved the way for netizens to kickstart a meme fest on social media. While some fans resorted to showcase their photoshop skills, the Italy fan has simply immortalized Chiellini’s foul by getting the iconic moment tattooed on his arm. The tattoo of Chiellini pulling brakes on England forward Saka from bursting forward in the epic Euro has become the talk of the town on the internet.
Roberto Mancini’s Italy defeated England 3-2 on penalties to win their second UEFA Euro title at the Wembley Stadium. England defender Luke Shaw scored the fastest-ever goal in a Euro final to give Southgate and Co. an early 1-0 lead over the Azzurri. However, Shaw’s stunner was cancelled out by Leonardo Bonucci in the second half.
The opening goal of Italy in the summit clash made Bonucci the oldest goal-scorer (34 years and 71 days) at a European championship final. With both teams failing to extend their goal-tally even after extra time, the final of the UEFA Euro 2020 was decided on penalties. Saka missed the crucial spot-kick in the high-voltage clash as Italy defeated England 3-2 on penalties to become the champions of Europe.
After the thrilling final, Italy captain Chiellini revealed that the veteran defender ‘cursed’ Saka before the Englishman took the decisive penalty. “Hello Christian, I confirm everything! Kiricocho!,” Chiellini told ESPN after Italy’s Euro 2020 title triumph. The word “Kiricocho!” has been used by footballers to bring bad luck to the opposition.