Awkward! Leonardo Bonucci blocked from returning to pitch by confused steward who didn’t realise he was a player… after veteran headed into the stands to celebrate with Italy fans after penalty triumph over Spain
- Italy beat Spain on penalties at Wembley on Tuesday to land a place in the final
- Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci went over to the crowd to celebrate with fans
- However, when Bonucci went to return to the pitch he was grabbed by a steward
- They gestured he needed to return to the stands before realising who he was
- The hilarious moment has caught the attention of many social media users
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here
Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci was awkwardly blocked off from returning to the pitch after heading to the stands to celebrate with the fans at Wembley on Tuesday night.
Italy beat Spain on penalties in a thrilling semi-final clash to earn a place in the Euro 2020 final – which is due to take place on Sunday evening.
As a result, Bonucci went over to the Italian supporters to celebrate but was quickly denied access back onto the pitch by a confused steward who appeared to believe he was a supporter.
Italy’s Leonardo Bonucci went over to the crowd to celebrate beating Spain the with fans
The steward grabbed Bonucci as he looked to return to his team-mates and gestured that he needed to return to the stands.
The 34-year-old appeared to be baffled by the mix-up, causing fans to take to social media to highlight the hilarious moment.
One fan Tweeted saying: ‘Classic Wembley stewarding’, while another added ‘I’m just glad for the Stewards sake it wasn’t Giorgio Chiellini.’
Many supporters have since shared the hilarious clip – calling it ‘one of the most awkward moments of Euro 2020.
However, when Bonucci went to return to the pitch he was grabbed by a confused steward
Italy’s result on Tuesday night has landed them a place in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday
Speaking after the game, Bonucci said: ‘This is the toughest game I have ever played.
‘I congratulate Spain for what they showed, but once again this Italy showed heart, determination and the ability to push through difficult moments and the lottery of penalties rewarded us.
‘They moved around a lot upfront and didn’t give us reference points, but we brought home a historic result with the heart of the Italians. Now there is one more centimeter to go.’
Italy’s result on Tuesday night has landed them a place in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday.
They will face either England or Denmark – who are due to go head-to-head in their semi-final clash on Wednesday night.
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