Another fan Nati makes international headlines!
At the European Championships, the “super fan” Luka Luttenbach from Jura became a worldwide sensation. His emotional reaction to his victory over France in the Round of 16? It has gone viral! It became an internet meme.
On Saturday, another Swiss fan is laughing at the football world. Enea, a young accountant from Bellinzona, traveled to London to follow Switzerland’s friendly match against England (1-2).
It is the Ticino sign that attracts attention above all. His idea: He uses a Google Sketch – and searches for Italy in the 2022 World Cup. Result: Google put up “Did you mean: Switzerland” as the answer.
Al-Nati had been placed in front of the Italians in the World Cup qualifying group, thus buying a direct ticket to Qatar. On the other hand, the Azores had to go to the playoffs, as they dramatically ended up in the semi-finals against North Macedonia.
Even ESPN laughed at it
Enea’s humor makes the international tours great. tabloid “the sun” or the gate “goal” Report on the sign. Italian portal «TuttoMercatoWeb» And confirms the “sarcasm” of the Swiss fan, while the Spanish newspaper “AS” or the American giant ESPN laughs at the joke on Twitter.
“I never thought there would be such a hype,” Enea explained to Blake on Monday morning. “I didn’t want to go viral, I just wanted to have fun and make my friends laugh.” Ticino returned from London on Sunday evening and didn’t sleep much before he had to go back to work.
Early joke before the game
But how was he able to create the banner so quickly when there was less than 48 hours between Italy’s exit and the Switzerland match in London? “I designed the banner a week ago with a friend who works as a graphic designer. Then I created it online and it was delivered on time. If Macedonia had not won, I would have left it in my country,” says the fan, who rarely misses Nati’s game.
Banner idea? It is a response to a poster that can be seen in Rome in the fall. There the Italian Tifusi allowed herself a joke at the expense of Switzerland.
Under the title “The Road to Qatar 2022” they adapted a song by Enzo Janacci and wrote in the direction of Switzerland: “No, you will not come.”
Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry
Enea takes the whole story with humor: “This is the game. Football is like life, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, sometimes you laugh and sometimes you cry.”
“Troll” Helvetic was perfect because it took place at Wembley, the stadium where Italy beat England in the European Championship final only last summer.
On Tuesday, Ticino and his friends will be in Letzigrund for the match against Kosovo (6pm). I saw him travel with him, too. The accountant will probably realize that he has now gained some notoriety.
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