An Italy fan has immortalised Giorgio Chiellini’s controversial foul on Bukayo Saka during the Euro 2020 final by getting it tattooed on his arm.
Chiellini stopped England forward Saka bursting forward in the dying moments on Sunday evening by pulling his shirt rather cynically.
The incident went viral on social media and England fans were furious at the Juventus man’s antics – with some even calling for a replay of the match.
One supporter, however, has ensured nobody will ever forget Chiellini’s antics. Sensational s**thousery.
One Italian fan has gone too far with this tattoo. 😭💔 pic.twitter.com/9xsIOFL8dH
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) July 17, 2021
Saka looks to be getting pulled away from the Euro trophy in a similar manner to how he was pulled on the pitch.
Fans have reacted to the ink and they aren’t sure if to be impressed or concerned with the dedication.
I cannot lie, this is a1 shithousery lol https://t.co/NDJVFcaPYY
— PBZ (@PyBarz) July 17, 2021
What a tattoo 😂 https://t.co/NN8ly6xUR3
— 𝒲ℐℒℒ𝒴.𝒲𝒪𝒩𝒦𝒜 (@BererRabih) July 17, 2021
😂😂😂football is beautiful😂😂 https://t.co/sTEttnoNdE
— RoLeX 🌯GuY 🇺🇬 (@ArthurMckenzy) July 17, 2021
Not this one though. Although how badass is that?!?! https://t.co/ZL8MiOkB73
— Mazza-pust 🏴 (@MazzaLOP) July 17, 2021
This was more or less the moment that solidified the trophy tbf, so it’s worth it lmao https://t.co/r06oS5kTz3
— Detective Douche (@Tuscaant) July 17, 2021
Na that’s illegal 😩 https://t.co/4gzsvsoRRH
— Rob Carr (@_RobCarr_) July 17, 2021
this is too far 😤 how could you 💔 https://t.co/3I3shh405g
— bbys (@defresaaa) July 17, 2021
Italy won the game 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in 120 minutes of action, with Saka missing the final penalty.
As the penalty was taken, Chiellini was spotted saying a traditional penalty curse ‘Kiricocho,’ and it worked.
The word ‘Kiricocho’ has been linked with penalties since the 1980s and is to do with a fan who regularly went to Estudiantes games in Argentina, and even went to see the team train.
Estudiantes manager Carlos Bilardo claimed that whenever Kiricocho turned up to training one of his players got injured.
|Image Credit: PA|
|Image Credit: PA|
Instead of banning the fan, Bilardo hired him to welcome opposition fans and in 1982 the club won the league and only lost once at home, when the famous fan wasn’t there.
After the manager moved on, the legend followed him and, whilst the fan stayed in Argentina, fans at Sevilla would chant it to wish ill fortune on the opposition, especially at penalties.
Talking to ESPN Argentina, Chiellini was asked about what he said.
The 36-year-old revealed: “I confirm everything to you. Kiricocho!”
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