Swiss Television has found Luca Loutenbach, the supporter who became famous after going through all the emotions during France-Switzerland and the two contrasting images of him perfectly sum up the rollercoaster journey football takes us on.
One minute he was in tears as Switzerland looked like they were exiting the competition, then in next to no time he was shirtless and oozing passion after Vladimir Petković’s side came back from 3-1 down with nine minutes remaining to make 3-3 in stoppage time.
Swiss Air has already offered him a free business class flights to Saint Petersburg to watch his country against Spain in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals to the quarter-final against Spain in Russia.
Red Bull is ready to offer him an endowment of drinks.
Swiss Tourist Office offered him free holidays at the end of the Euro, at the destination of his choice.
The Swiss Government want him to be involved in their COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
A lack of phone signal meant Luca wasn’t aware how big a phenomenon he had become straight away and seeing his face pop up everywhere left him in disbelief.
“I tried to take my shirt off during the goal but my glasses were blocking it a bit so I removed it a few seconds after and afterwards I was just so relieved by the goal and so emotional,” he told The Blizzard.
“My reaction was mainly because during the first half I started to really believe it was our day. And from that point, it felt like we were losing everything.
“I was just in such a state of disbelief, to once again, miss a big chance to write history. And then the comeback was so unexpected, it was just the best moment ever.