Fan 'catches' Gabriel Batistuta's shot while watching Argentina vs England rerun
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VIDEO: Fan catches ball from game on TV and then throws it back

Participates in rerun of classic Argentina vs England match.


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A football fan watching a rerun of the classic Argentina vs England match from the 1998 World Cup ‘caught’ the ball and then threw it back into the TV.

In this TikTok, he uses a spot of visual trickery to make it look like Gabriel Batistuta’s shot has flown out of the screen and towards him sitting on the couch.

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He then throws it back for Ariel Ortega to catch and take a throw-in, which could arguably go down as a continuity error.

The knockout round match in Saint-Étienne saw Glenn Hoddle’s Three Lions side bow out on penalties but is fondly remembered for Michael Owen’s magnificent solo goal.