A steward at Wembley mistook Italy’s Leonardo Bonucci for a pitch invader and grabbed him during Tuesday’s Euro 2020 semi-final win over Spain.
The Juventus defender was celebrating with fans following his side’s 4-2 victory in a penalty shootout after an entertaining 1-1 draw in normal time.
Bonucci’s face when he realizes the steward thinks he’s a fan trying to get on the field is priceless.
Bonucci laughing and giving her a hug after she realizes (probably with horror) her mistake is even more priceless.pic.twitter.com/bKTYPeNPKl
— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) July 6, 2021
As he turned to rejoin his teammates, he was collared by a member of the pitchside staff who wanted to keep him from reentering the field of play.
Judging by his reaction this was a source of great confusion to him, but when it was all cleared up he laughed and gave her a hug.
Roberto Mancini’s men will take on the winners of England vs Denmark in the competition’s final on Sunday.