Italy’s victory in the final against England at the European Championship was already foreseen in 2013. A prophecy that no one could ever have imagined. The almost surreal story comes from Great Britain, in particular from a fan of the national team of the coach Gareth Southgate. “England have just lost the Euro 2020 final against Italy on penalties, then nothing has changed “, wrote the man eight years ago on Twitter.
The tweet refers to the fact that the English team has been defeated several times in major international tournaments precisely in the decisive sequence of penalties. As the England coach remembers, who in 1996 – in his home European Championships – missed the decisive penalty against Germany, then champion. It is shocking that this fan’s tweet was written and published on February 22, 2013, when it was really impossible to predict such a thing.
The visionary fan may have written it after the defeat remedied a few months earlier at Euro 2012, on 24 June. Many on social media have joked about “owl” and “wicked prophecy.” This is why the English fan on Sunday afternoon, shortly before the start of the match, posted a desperate reply to his previous message, deleting “he lost” and replacing it with “he won”. But, as we know, there was nothing to be done: England was defeated by the Azzurri. Meanwhile, the tweet went viral and immediately they were unleashed the comments of those who wanted to ask the fan-prophet everything.