Following Italy’s victory over the Three Lions of England in the Euro 2020 final, English fans took to the street to assault Italian fans and racially abused their players. Leonardo Bonucci, who was the hero for Italy in their Euro 2020 triumph at Wembley Stadium after scoring the crucial goal that helped them stretch the game into extra time, has come out to dedicate their victory to the fans who were assaulted.
Leonardo Bonucci Dedicates Euro Trophy to Attacked Italian Fans
The Juventus centre-back restored parity for the Azzurri in the 67th minute from the six-yard after what looked like an organized goal-mouth scramble situation. the English fans were beating their opponent’s fans who were leaving the Wembley stadium after the match.
The fans attacked them and, they went online to racially abuse the three players who missed a penalty in the game. The likes of Saka, Sancho and Marcus Rashford were all victims of the abuse, English FA has, however, criticized the action, but the Italian Leonardo Bonucci came out and said the trophy had dedicated the victory to the fans that were attacked.
Before the start of the match, England fans were all shouting “it’s coming home,” but after the game, Leonardo Bonucci celebration sent a message to England fans after he went to the camera to shout is “coming to Rome.” The player might have felt his celebration had triggered their actions against their fans, so he dedicated the trophy to the Italian fans.