New Zealand’s Scott Styris and Jimmy Neesham took a dig at England after they lost the final of the Euro 2020 final against Italy in the penalty shootouts. The game stood tie at 1-1 after 90 minutes and couldn’t see another goal in the additional time as well. Italy turned the tide in the penalty shootouts to clinch the final by 3-2 with England missing the last three penalties taken by Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Buyako Saka.
Neesham and Styris tried to troll cricket’s rule helped England to win the World Cup 2019 against New Zealand. England were crowned the world champions on boundary count after the final and the super over, both, ended as a tie.
England were declared the champions as, at the time, the ICC rule stated that if the Super Over ended in a tie, the team with more boundaries will be declared the winner of the match. While the boundary count rule has been changed now, and a Super Over is followed by a 2nd Super Over if the first one ends in a tie – clearly, Styris and Neesham are still not over the 2019 World Cup defeat.
I don't understand…. England had more corners …. they are the champions! #Stillsalty
— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) July 11, 2021
Why is it a penalty shootout and not just whoever made the most passes wins? 👀 #joking 😂
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) July 11, 2021
“Why is it a penalty shootout and not just whoever made the most passes wins? #joking,” Neesham wrote in a tweet.
“I don’t understand…. England had more corners …. they are the champions! #Stillsalty,” Styris added.
This was Italy’s first win in the global tournament since they claimed FIFA World Cup 2006. On the other hand, England’s hopes of claiming their first Euro title got crashed in the most unlikely manner. Despite being in the lead for the majority of the final, England couldn’t enforce a winner against Italy and eventually shattered the dreams of millions of fans who are waiting for the first win in a global tournament since the 1966 FIFA World Cup.