EURO 2020 finally got underway – after the matchball was bizarrely delivered onto the pitch by a remote control car.
After a 12 month delay, the European Championship kicked off tonight as Turkey took on Italy.
Fans were left in stitches after the matchball was delivered onto the pitch by a remote control carCredit: AP
Twitter soon exploded before a ball had even been kicked at Euro 2020Credit: Reuters
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But after a stunning opening ceremony, Twitter soon went into meltdown just seconds before the match action got started.
After the respective captains had taken part in the coin toss with the referee in the centre circle they were forced to wait for the matchball to be delivered.
And it was brought onto the field in quite the unique fashion – via remote control car made by tournament sponsors VW.
As expected, the moment was not missed by those watching from home, and viewers instantly took to Twitter to react in disbelief at what they had just seen – although not everybody hated it.
One person wrote: “They had the footy in a little remote control car hahaha modern football is good now.”
Another tweeted: “WTF was the story with the remote control car taking the ball to the kick off?”
As a fellow viewer commented: “Some poor ceremonies volunteers entire job was to drive that remote control car to the centre circle and back.”
And another wrote: “I like that UEFA has tried to unite the warring factions of football and racism around the consensus that the remote control car to deliver the ball is really stupid.”
Meanwhile, some English supporters are desperate to see it become the norm in the Premier League.
One said: “Can the remote control car continue in the Premier League next season? Superb idea.”
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