An intense football game can cause fans to experience highs and lows, but a Swiss fan recently experienced both within just two minutes which made him into a viral meme overnight.
路卡．陸天巴 (Luca Loutenbach)是瑞士足球隊的頭號粉絲，近期在場邊觀看2020歐洲國家盃法國對瑞士足球賽事時心情就像做了雲霄飛車。
Luca Loutenbach, a hardcore Swiss football fan, went through a rollercoaster of emotions in just two minutes after Switzerland was able to beat the world champions, France, on Tuesday during the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship.
After being down 3 to 2 in the 89th minute, Switzerland seemed beat.
Tensions ran high in the Swiss crowd as the match would determine who would push through to the quarter-finals and remain in the championship.
Loutenbach, wearing glasses and a bucket hat, clutched his Switzerland jersey with an expression that looked like he was on the verge of tears.
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However, within two minutes, Switzerland scored a miraculous equalizer, causing the Swiss fan to cheer at the top of his lungs, flinging off his bucket hat and jersey in the process.
The drastic change the Swiss fan went through in just two minutes amused social media users, who immediately screenshot the reactions turning them into numerous memes.
One user compared the fan to Harry Potter and commented: “Harry Potter and The Last Minute Equalizer”.
“My mind vs how I act,” someone else joked.
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Sports media also joined in the fun by using the photo in different memes.
“Swiss fans, right now,” NBC Sports Soccer tweeted, along with the photo of Loutenbach without his shirt.
Swiss fans, right now.
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) June 28, 2021
Agony to ecstasy, one minute apart. 😫⚽🥳
Switzerland equalised in the 90th minute of their Euros match against France, and this Swiss fan's reaction was classic.
Whipped the shirt and hat off instantly, what a legend – and his team won on penalties! 😂
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— ABC SPORT (@abcsport) June 29, 2021
Some even compared the photo of Loutenbach’s extreme happiness after the score to Dragon Ball’s Goku in Super Saiyan mode and edited his hairstyle to mimic the iconic anime character.
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Loutenbach later revealed in an interview with Swiss media Blick that he had no reception at the game and was surprised when he found out about his internet fame after the match had ended.
The die-hard Switzerland fan told Blick: “It’s the most beautiful day in the history of Swiss football, let’s not be afraid of saying it.”