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Images of Pizza Girl and Mario Man at Euro 2020 Final at Wembley Go Viral

Images of Pizza Girl and Mario Man at Euro 2020 Final at Wembley Go Viral

Images of Pizza Girl and Mario Man at Euro 2020 Final at Wembley Go Viral

A woman was spotted in a giant pizza costume with her face painted in Italian national flag colours, and accompanying her was a man dressed as Japanese video game character, Mario.

Amidst much fanfare, Italy won the Euro Cup 2020 on Monday after a nerve-wracking penalty shootout to break the tie with England. Jubilant fans supporting their favourite teams thronged the Wembley Stadium to witness one of the most anticipated sporting events and many chose to explicitly declare their support for their teams. However, one picture that has now caught the attention of fans world over featured a couple supporting the Italian team.

A woman was spotted in a giant pizza costume with her face painted in Italian national flag colours, and accompanying her was a man dressed as Japanese video game character, Mario. As the duo appeared on the screen amidst the match, several netizens shared the screengrab on their social media accounts to express their thoughts. A few fans thought that luck was on Italy’s side ever since “they showed Pizza Girl and Super Mario Boyfriend.”

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While another fan shared a video where the man dressed as Mario was consoling the not-so happy pizza girl after Manchester United defender Luke Shaw opened the scoring at Wembley in the second minute. One user commented on the picture shared on Twitter and wrote, “What made it special is that they appeared on the screen in the moment of great Italian sadness when the team was failing to score.”

Some assumed that the man dressed as Mario was trying to hit on the pizza girl, as one tweet read, “I really don’t care about football, but I randomly decided to put on the euro cup and… why tf is mario hitting on a giant slice of pizza?”

Another tweet that shared the video of the two Italian fans engaged in a conversation read, “I’m more interested in what Mario is saying to the Pizza.”

For many fans, the image of pizza girl and Mario man will be one of the enduring images of Euro Cup 2020.

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first published:July 12, 2021, 14:00 IST