Portugal won the Euros last night, beating host nation France in the 109th minute. But the real winner? A moth who took centre stage when Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo was injured early on in the game.
Seriously, forget the football. On Twitter the Euro final was all about that moth…
— Paul Jones (@Jonesvision) July 10, 2016
Within seconds the moth had its own Twitter accounts.
— cristiano’s moth (@Franco7Ek) July 11, 2016
And a whole host of celebrity admirers.
Imagine if the moth swallowed one of Ronaldo's tears he could become the greatest player in insect history x
— noel fielding (@noelfielding11) July 10, 2016
Could the moth be set to embark on its own celebrity career?
The Moth is rumoured to be going into the next Celebrity Big Brother.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) July 10, 2016
It’s certainly going to be a social media star for a little while yet…
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) July 10, 2016
If this winged star doesn’t float your football boat, this heartwarming moment might instead. After all the moth madness, emotion got the better of this French footie fan, after his team failed to take home the trophy.
And this young Portuguese supporter proved football rivalries don’t have to last past the final whistle, by taking a moment to console the French fan.
— M.A.J (@UItraSuristic) July 11, 2016
We’re not cying, we just have a moth in our eye…