Ciro Motionless has been mocked for his ‘pathetically embarrassing’ try and win a penalty throughout Italy’s 2-1 victory over Belgium at Euro 2020.
The Azzurri progressed to the semi-finals of the event due to objectives from Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne on Friday night, with Romelu Lukaku’s penalty a mere comfort.
Whereas Italy’s gamers will rightfully obtain plaudits for beating the world’s greatest ranked workforce, Motionless is within the highlight for the mistaken causes.
The Lazio striker went down in agony below a problem from Jan Vertonghen contained in the field, simply seconds earlier than Barella opened the scoring for Italy within the 31st minute.
After realising Barella had scored, Motionless stopped rolling round on the bottom holding his proper foot and instantly obtained as much as have fun along with his teammates.
Talking about Motionless’s play appearing on the BBC, Gary Lineker mentioned: “In case you take a look at him, he goes down.
“He’s attempting desperately to get a penalty – ‘oh, I’m in agony, I’m in agony!’ After which the ball goes in and he’s all proper. It’s a tremendous restoration!”
In the meantime, former England striker Alan Shearer didn’t see the humorous aspect of Motionless’s actions.
He added: “I don’t even need to chuckle at that as a result of that’s pathetic.
“You may see him having a bit take a look at the referee earlier than he even goes down. It’s pathetically embarrassing.”
Motionless had little affect on the match and was changed by Andrea Belotti with 16 minutes remaining.
The 31-year-old, who has scored two objectives at Euro 2020, will probably be hoping to be named in Roberto Mancini’s beginning XI when Italy tackle Spain within the semi-finals on Tuesday night.