Boateng has the social media excited after his gifted penalty to Italy

Boateng has the social media excited after his gifted penalty to Italy

Jerome Boateng gave away what many has described as a useless and cheap penalty that allowed Italy to claw back and equalize an Ozil lead in their quarter final clash in the Euro 2016 clash on Saturday.

Boateng has the social media excited after his gifted penalty to Italy

Boateng handed Italy a penalty here

Germany’s defender has since had some funny memes that ascribed to him after he threw up his arms in the air theatrically to touch the ball.

Boateng has the social media excited after his gifted penalty to Italy

His action left the referee with no other choice but to point to the spot.

People reacted as though they had no other choice than to ridicule the moment relentlessly in a series of memes that pretty much summed up whatever everyone was thinking – what was Boateng playing at?

Boateng has the social media excited after his gifted penalty to Italy

#EURO2016 #GERITA #Boateng was daydreaming about playing in the #NBA

Boateng is so talented. He can play the Black Swan and the White Swan in "Swan Lake" ??

Boateng has the social media excited after his gifted penalty to Italy

They might not quite rival the “Crying Jordan” memes – at least not yet – but there were a couple of movie references to raise a smile too.

Boateng has the social media excited after his gifted penalty to Italy

Boateng will however smile at it because after all he scored in the penalty shoot-out when 3 Germans had missed before he came in to save their lashes.

Boateng has the social media excited after his gifted penalty to Italy

Boateng scored after Germany had missed three kicks

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