In the aftermath of England’s controversial victory over Denmark Wednesday, Sunday final opponents Italy are insinuating that all eyes must be on the referee as no winner should be aided on Sunday.
Most Italian supporters frowned at the penalty given to England which converted by Harry kane for eventual Lions escape.
The Italians have ramped up the mind games by accusing England of diving to make the Euro 2020 final
Several supporters were seen with signs which read: ‘It’s coming Rome!’ at their semi-final on Tuesday.
Another poster read: ‘It’s coming home but not in yours’. some even played on the popular football coming home submission to say “football diving home”
Italy may have felt England’s penalty was soft but back in the quarter-final Ciro Immobile was mocked for his play-acting against Belgium.
The Lazio striker went to ground in the box after a slight coming together with Jan Vertonghen.
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 in Munich.
As Immobile was rolling around on the ground, Inter Milan midfielder 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 team-mates in the celebrations.
Ahead of the final however neutral fans say they want to see a final that will live up to expectation and that the winner must emerge clean without any form of officiating aid.