Pundits laugh at Immobile for recovering from injury when Italy score

BBC pundits hilariously mock ‘pathetic’ and ’embarrassing’ Italy striker Ciro Immobile for his miracle recovery after he rolled around on the floor before jumping to his feet to celebrate when Nicolo Barella opened the scoring against Belgium

  • Ciro Immobile went down in the box and tried to win a penalty for Italy 
  • He instantly got to his feet though when team-mate Nicolo Barella scored 
  • Pundits laughed at Immobile’s recovery though Alan Shearer wasn’t impressed

BBC pundits mocked Ciro Immobile who made a miraculous recovery as soon as Italy opened the scoring in their 2-1 victory over Belgium.

The Lazio striker went to ground in the box after a slight coming together with Jan Vertonghen 31 minutes into the match.

Immobile began to writhe around the ground in pain in an apparent attempt to try and win a penalty for his side who were still on the attack.

Ciro Immobile tried to win a penalty after a slight coming together with Jan Vertongthen

Immobile instantly got up though when Nicolo Barella opened the scoring for Italy

Inter Milan striker Nicolo Barella got onto the ball and created some space before putting his side ahead with a great strike past Thibaut Courtois.  

Barella’s effort sparked jubilant Italian celebrations – something that Immobile was very keen to be part of.

The lethal striker leapt to his feet and looked around as he jogged over to join his teammates in the celebrations.

After the game, BBC presenter Gary Lineker mocked the 31-year-old striker.

He said: ‘He goes down and desperately tries to get a penalty “ooh I’m in agony, I’m in agony, I’m in agony” and then the ball goes in and “I’m alright”. It’s amazing what a recovery.’

BBC pundits Jurgen Klinsmann and Micah Richards laughed as they watched the footage back though Alan Shearer wasn’t so amused.

Gary Lineker, Micah Richards and Jurgen Klinsmann all laughed at Immobile’s recovery

Alan Shearer was less then impressed saying he thought it was ‘pathetic’ and ’embarrassing’ 

He said: ‘I don’t even want to laugh at that, that’s pathetic you can see him have a look at the referee before he goes down.’

Lineker responded: ‘It’s pathetically amusing,’ before Shearer again added ‘it’s pathetic, it’s embarrassing.’

Richard continued to make light of the situation responding to Shearer: ‘I’ve seen you do that before.’

The former Newcastle and England striker amused by Richards’ quip replied: ‘Never’.

Italy doubled their lead later in the first-half through Lorenzo Insigne before Romelu Lukaku scored a penalty before half-time.

Roberto Mancini’s side held on for the victory and they will face Spain in the semi-finals of Euro 2020.  

Immobile looked around when he got to his feet before joining his teammates for the celebration




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