As it turns out, it's coming to Rome.
The Euro 2020 final was held in Wembley Stadium on Sunday evening, where everyone in attendance was on the edge of their seats. The football competition has been held every four years since 1958, but it was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first time England has advanced to the final and they were looking to clinch an upset victory. But, Italy went into the match with a 34 match unbeaten record, and added another victory to the streak with their penalty kick win against the Three Lions of England.
The match was intense and after going into extra time, finished in a draw. A penalty shoot-out followed and England ultimately came up short, missing three out of the five penalty kicks, while Italy only missed two out of the five. The three England kickers who missed, Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford, and Jadon Sancho, are under fire by England fans who are blaming the three of them for the loss. Many stars took to social media to come to the trio's defense and congratulate Italy on a stellar tournament.
Actor Idris Elba shared a caption-less photo of Saka who became the scapegoat for England's loss shortly after he missed the last penalty kick. The photo currently has nearly 150,000 likes, and the support for Saka continues to grow.
Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is among those who showed love to Saka as well. Tens of thousands of likes rolled in for the 'Wonderwall' singer's two simple words.
This England team deserve to be lauded as heroes, not racially abused on social media. Those responsible for this… https://t.co/W0BqsKrTSD— Boris Johnson (@Boris Johnson) 1626069734.0
Prime Minister Boris Johnson took to Twitter to shame the 'fans' who showed racism towards and placed blame on England players for the team's loss. This tweet comes shortly after Johnson gave a shoutout to Gareth Southgate, the manager of the England football team.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night’s match. It is totally unacceptable t… https://t.co/cy72gi0eML— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) 1626081469.0
Prince William and Kate Middleton doubled down on their support for England players, including Saka. In a tweet condemning racist football fans, Prince William declared that anyone who is hateful towards the players should not only feel shame, but they should be held accountable.
Actress and activist Jameela Jamil shared a photo of the England players who have been the targets of racism following the loss. In the caption, she condemned racist football fans and called for others to do the same. She also pointed out what a shame it is that this year's competition will be remembered for the racist response rather than the exemplary performance by the athletes.
Pop superstar Dua Lipa shared a photo of Saka to her instagram story accompanied with the caption: "All the boys made us so proud! Well done on such a great game! We love you England. We'll bring it home soon enough." The 'Levitating' hitmaker has been active in showing her support for England all week.
Legendary singer-songwriter Adele took to Instagram to show some love to her home country after their devastating loss. In the photo, the "Hello" singer sports an England football jersey and a huge smile.
As devastating as the England loss was for England fans, Italy fans couldn't contain their excitement about the Italy win.
Actress Lindsay Lohan showed her support for Italy in an instagram story featuring a photo of the team celebrating the win accompanied by three Italian flag emojis. Believe it or not, both of Lohan's parents are of Italian descent despite the Irish origin of her last name.
The Sopranos star Michael Imperioli shared his congratulations to Italy by simply posting a photo of the Italian flag on Instagram. It's no surprise that Imperioli is a fan of the Italy team; he's always been a proud Italian and anyone involved in The Sopranos is an instantly iconic Italian figure.
Speaking of iconic Italian figures, Madonna took to Instagram to share a flashback photo of her wearing a shirt that reads "Italians do it better."
Congratulations to Italy on continuing their win streak, and Celebrity Page condemns any racism and abuse of any kind in the aftermatch of the match.
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