The best Simone Zaza penalty jokes after bizarre effort for Italy v Germany

Juventus striker blazes over following unconventional run-up.

A bizarre Simone Zaza penalty following Germany 1-1 Italy left Antonio Conte ashen-faced
Italy manager Antonio Conte was left ashen-faced by Zaza’s penalty (Image: Clément Bucco-Lechat)

Enjoy this selection of the best Simone Zaza penalty jokes after the Italy striker skied his spot-kick in the Euro 2016 quarter-final defeat to Germany.

The Juventus player, who has made 14 appearances for his country and scored just once, came on as a substitute with just moments left of extra time and proceeded to take a truly bizarre penalty in the ensuing shoot-out.

Following a baffling run-up, Zaza blazed his penalty well over as Italy’s impressive campaign came to an end in dramatic fashion.

Needless to say, there were plenty of Simone Zaza penalty jokes:

Can't stop watching Zaza's PK approach pic.twitter.com/iGNgaZE1aq

— Aaron W. Gordon (@A_W_Gordon) July 2, 2016

When you are trying to get the nerve to ask a girl to dance and when you finally do, she turns you down. #GERITA pic.twitter.com/PYungzd12W

— LosRealAli West (@LosRealAli) July 2, 2016

BREAKING: That penalty from Zaza has been announced as the replacement for Tim Peake on ISS.#GERITA

— Channel 4 (@Channel4) July 2, 2016

Zaza running up like…#GERITA pic.twitter.com/hZglnQQ6UH

— Perrinho (@Perrinho) July 2, 2016

Worth another look at that Zaza penalty…#GERITAhttps://t.co/CRPgHFEk9V

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 2, 2016

Some say he's still running. #GERITA pic.twitter.com/5iY7vLv5gg

— Weirdo from upstairs (@fireplum) July 2, 2016

Zaza run up #GERITA https://t.co/ZP6pi03SYQ

— BIN DIESEL (@minute5072) July 2, 2016

Zaza misses after arrogant run up.

If only there was a German word for taking pleasure from someone else's misfortune#GERITA

— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) July 2, 2016

Someone is disappointed about #zaza #GERITA pic.twitter.com/IiZx3D27WW

— Jonathan (@JonWage) July 2, 2016

#Zaza's penalty run up tho #GERITA pic.twitter.com/zE8hGG7AUJ

— rebekka (@grandesteenwolf) July 2, 2016

Just a reminder of Zaza's penalty kick…#GERITA pic.twitter.com/7NeffvTpvs

— Dave (@Join_Dave) July 2, 2016

I knew I'd seen that Zaza penalty run-up somewhere before… #GERITA pic.twitter.com/13KTA2Bubk

— Joe Cox (@JosephCox) July 2, 2016

How to miss a penalty.

Hop hop hop
Bounce bounce bounce
Prance Prance
Look up and shoot it SKY HIGH #GERITA pic.twitter.com/0PXw5qRY8q

— Engineer Noris (@iam_NORIS) July 2, 2016

Zaza warming up for his penalty https://t.co/gfCcBdKfl1

— RamAlbumClub (@RamAlbumClub) July 2, 2016

When you are not allowed to hit the gym and you somehow find an imaginary treadmill. #Zaza #GERITA https://t.co/13lUT1gS5n

— FirstpostSports (@FirstpostSports) July 2, 2016

What We Saw VS What Zaza Saw#GERITA pic.twitter.com/a3Gnae1Jus

— Vizeh (@OfficialVizeh) July 2, 2016

This penalty was straight out of a key and peele sketch #GERITA pic.twitter.com/2QQ6dKxeAb

— Banter Gooner (@BaDumTss__) July 2, 2016

Zaza's penalty #GERITA pic.twitter.com/Qxr1K5bV4p

— Match of the Day Mag (@MOTDmag) July 2, 2016