Watch ‘Injured’ Soccer Star Make ‘Miracle’ Recovery When His Team Scores

Twitter users mockingly suggested a “miracle” occurred during Italy’s Euro 2020 quarterfinal game against Belgium on Friday.

Italy’s Ciro Immobile rolled around on the field in apparent agony after a seemingly innocuous penalty box moment with Belgium’s Jan Vertonghen.

But when Immobile’s teammate Nicolo Barella scored a goal to give Italy the lead just seconds later, he quickly jumped to his feet to celebrate.

Italy won the game 2-1 and will now face Spain in the semifinal of the European Championship tournament on Tuesday.

Video of Immobile’s play-acting went viral on Twitter, garnering millions of views and plenty of anger about the unsporting behavior:

“The euphoria of the goal, maybe masked the pain?” BBC presenter Mike Bushell joked on air Saturday morning.

Others booted similar gags at the soccer star:


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