On Friday's Euro 2020
quarter-final match between Italy
users mockingly suggested a "miracle" occurred.
Ciro Immobile of Italy rolled around on the field in apparent agony following a seemingly innocuous penalty box encounter with Belgium's Jan Vertonghen.
However, when Immobile's teammate Nicolo Barella scored a goal to put Italy ahead seconds later, he jumped to his feet to celebrate.
Italy won 2-1 and will now face Spain
in the European Championship
semi-finals on Tuesday.
The video of Immobile's impersonation went viral
on Twitter, garnering millions of views and a lot of criticism for her
Immobile was not going to miss the party pic.twitter.com/MsAPzadZba — ESPN+ (@ESPNPlus) July 2, 2021
“Perhaps the euphoria of the goal masked the pain?” joked BBC
presenter Mike Bushell on Saturday morning.
Others poked fun at the soccer
star in the following ways:
yqLj94QQtZ — EuroGuy (@EuroGuyXX) July 2, 2021
— Ben Lloyd (@lloydben7) July 2, 2021
When you're out of it but hear the bartender call out last orders... pic.twitter.com/JZqHIo2yfF — LADbible (@ladbible) July 2, 2021
Immobile after Barella's #BELITA goal pic.twitter.com/XoQFSjFV3L—442oons (@442oons) July 2, 2021
Once Barella scored, Immobile miraculously recovered #BELITA #EURO2020 — Andrew Hough (@werdna67) July 2, 2021
Ciro Immobile came back to life when Barella's shot went in #EURO2020 | #ITA #BEL pic.twitter.com/GtwNWf6eDv — Goal (@goal) July 2, 2021
"It's pathetically amusing, isn't it?" Ciro Immobile recovered quickly after Italy scored #bbceuro2020 #Euro2020 #ITA #BELITA — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 2, 2021
It's amazing how Immobile becomes Mobile again. https://t.co/nrTlivcCvF
— Paul Coyte (@Coytey) July 2, 2021
This is everything wrong with football
in 2021, guys!! pic.twitter.com/aYZryEt8vr — Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) July 2, 2021
Immobile was on the ground screaming
like he was MORTALLY WOUNDED when Barella scored and he was like nm I'm good. — Kevin (@miasancanada) July 2, 2021
Wait for it... #EURO2020 #OptusSport pic.twitter.com/MAJjLcnWkE — Optus Sport (@OptusSport) July 2, 2021
Pic.twitter.com/xkbEv90Fdl — Pheelbert (@PheelTran) July 2, 2021
Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) July 2, 2021 pic.twitter.com/axJibtlvTt — Don Moynihan (@donmoyn)
I'm mobile. pic.twitter.com/4rUPY0vdLa — Billy The GOAT (@_CrazyNairobian) July 2, 2021
Angel (@Kuko__) July 2, 2021