Pirlo, character from “Crystal Trap”?


By: Manu Tournoux

Sampdoria’s victory on Saturday against Lecce (2-0, 16th day of Serie B), was the opportunity to witness a funny scene, highlighting the coach of the Genoa club, Andrea Pirlo.

After a very complicated start to the season, Sampdoria has raised its head, so much so that after sixteen days in the Italian second division championship, the club now occupies eleventh place, six points from the play-offs towards Serie A One man is partly responsible for his team’s renewed form: Andrea Pirlo. In difficulty during the first days, the former glory of Italian football has since found the formula. And his players seem to appreciate it. A scene that occurred on Saturday during the success of “Samp” against Lecce (2-0) showed this.

Double-scorer during the game, Sebastiano Esposito came to grab his coach in a strange scene of joy. The player on loan from Inter Milan then began to shake Andrea Pirlo like a coconut tree. The sequence quickly made the rounds on social networks and greatly amused fans. One of them then noted the funny resemblance, both in hairstyle and in attitude at the time, between Andrea Pirlo and a certain Hans Gruber, a fictional character played by the late Alan Rickman in the film success ” Crystal trap“.

In loving memory of Hans Gruber

In this first part of the series “ A day in hell » of which Bruce Willis was the hero, the said Hans Gruber dies falling from the top of a skyscraper. The camera then films in slow motion the villain’s face as he begins to fall. And it is this facial expression that Pirlo would have reproduced, according to the very amused Internet user. Everyone will have their own idea.

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