The important thing to remember is that Italy could not care less about how the rest of the world views its Euro 2020 success.
After defeating England in a thrilling penalty shoot out on Monday morning, Italy has been celebrating their new status as champions of Europe.
Lost in the drama-charged aftermath of the final was a video many fans are referring to as the most Italian video ever captured.
The viral video shows Italian players speaking in the dressing rooms at Wembley Stadium during their victory in a manner that will supercharge the perpetuating myths about the country’s culture of speaking with hyper-exaggerated hand movements.
Italy has plenty to celebrate.Source:Getty Images
In a game where other myths about Italian football were further perpetuated by a series of unsportsmanlike tackles and players taking dives, the video from inside the dressing room is the thing that stands out as the most Italian thing the world is likely to see for some time.
Stop with this stereotype about Italians doing hand gestures.
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It shows a series of conversations happening between teammates — all of which feature what some would call aggressive hand gestures.
As pointed out by Italian football journalist Tancred Palmeri, the clip isn’t exactly helping to erase what many would see as an unfair stereotype.
Italy’s win came after a series of cynical acts that resulted in a storm of controversy during their win over England.
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