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Euro 2020: English Fans Sign Petition Calling For Final vs Italy To Be Replayed 

Euro 2020: English Fans Sign Petition Calling For Final vs Italy To Be Replayed 

Over 100,000 English fans have signed a change.org petition calling for England’s Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy to be replayed.

The Three Lions lost on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Wembley on Sunday evening, where Luke Shaw opened scoring inside two minutes.

The Italians forced their way back into the match and deservedly levelled through Leonardo Bonucci in the second period.

Roberto Mancini’s side then prevailed 3-2 in a penalty shootout as Marcus Rashford shot wide and both Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka had their efforts saved by Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

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In the UK, a peak audience of 31 million people watched the match across both BBC and ITV, and some fans were left incensed.

A change.org petition to replay the match was started on the grounds that it apparently “was not fair at all”, with an image of Giorgio Chiellini’s now infamous foul on Saka – which the Italian defender was booked for – used to highlight this apparent unfairness.

It is added that there were “pushes, pulls and kicks” from the victorious Italians, who – it is said – should have had “a red card for their gameplay” with the match replayed with a “non-biased” referee, presumably to give England a better chance of winning.

Over 100,000 people had signed the petition by Tuesday lunchtime, perhaps not all entirely seriously.

Earlier in the tournament some 270,000 people signed a petition on French website Les Lignes Bougent (LLB) calling for the France vs Switzerland last-16 match to be replayed.

Those signing were complaining that Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer was off his line when he saved the decisive penalty from Kylian Mbappe in the shootout, although that was later proved to be incorrect.

The petition was later taken down by the person who started it, with an LLB statement issued calling for the French to be “good players” and accept Switzerland’s victory.

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  • Kenny 3 years ago

    They must replay Denmark and England match also. Rubbish people

    • pompei 3 years ago

      Hehehehe! Men, this defeat really pain them sha. 100,000 signed by lunchtime? Wow, make this people no commit suicide ooo. You sure say dem done chop anything for the past 2 days? Imagine say if na Nigeria win dem. Thet will bring their warships and come and recolonize us all over again! Loooool!

  • Nigeria Foreign born snatcher wants to replay final match. Shameful demand from shameless country. Derogatory demand from Fools

  • SAMUEL 3 years ago

    There papa !!!!

  • Olusegun.B. 3 years ago

    After doing what they did to Denmark. They now want a rematch . England are thieves and rougues who believe that everything is centred on them . Such despicable people .

  • NaijaEaglesFan 3 years ago

    There was a hand ball against England that was supposed to be a penalty but the referee waved it off. Did anyone of them talk about that?

  • Steve o 3 years ago

    English are the must selfish bunch of people you will ever see in this world !!…half of the players that wears thier color are none english, yet they are so thankless !!..the replay will be played in Rome!!.. drunkards!!

  • English fans are the biggest sore losers that exist , that is why they were banned years ago for being soccer hoodlums

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