Euro 2020 fans were left bitterly disappointed after the remote control car used to
bring the ball onto the pitch for the opening game of the tournament was ditched
for Wales’ match against Switzerland.
Social media went into meltdown on Friday night before Italy’s game with Turkey after
the match ball was brought onto the pitch in a unique fashion.
The ball emerged onto the pitch and was driven to the referee in the center circle by a
remote control car made by tournament sponsors VW.
It was unclear whether this was set to be a recurring theme throughout the tournament.
But prior to Wales’ first match of the European Championships, supporters were left
gutted as there was no sign of the mini VW remote car.
And Twitter predictably reacted with an outpouring of sadness as they realized the car
would not be featuring ahead of the game in Baku.
One fan said: “I’m very disappointed the little car isn’t at all of the matches.”
Another added: “We didn’t get the car! Why didn’t we get the car? Everybody wanted
the car. “This tournament is now dead to me. Dead.”
And a third said: “What an outrage, no little car for the ball!”
I’m very disappointed the little car isn’t at all of the matches. #EURO2020
— Helen Bristow (@HelsBels2525) June 12, 2021
We didn’t get the car! Why didn’t we get the car? Everybody wanted the car.
This tournament is now dead to me. Dead.#EURO2020
— Colonel Nutz (@colonel_nutz) June 12, 2021
What an outrage, no little car for the ball!#EURO2020 #WAL #SUI
— Chris Ratcliffe (@cmscratc) June 12, 2021