Switzerland’s viral fan cashes in with freebies and Euros quarter-final tickets

Switzerland's super fan, who went viral during the win over France, has cashed in on his new-found fame.

Luca Loutenbach was spotted with his head in his hands as Switzerland looked like their Euro 2020 journey would end at the hands of the World Cup winners.

Though a stoppage time goal had Loutenbach and thousands of other Swiss fans jumping for joy, with pictures showing the supporter topless and wildly cheering.

Loutenbach was tracked down in the aftermath of Switzerland's victory, with the win eventually coming after a penalty shootout.

And the fan has been given a number of offers, with Swiss Air paying for a ticket for him to fly to St Petersburg for Friday's clash with Spain.

Loutenbach will also be handed freebies by drinks supplier Red Bull, and a holiday courtesy of the Swiss Tourist Board.

Loutenbach told The Blizzard: "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.

"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."

While he added to Swiss newspaper Blick: "I try to never miss a game as much as possible. But it was logistically almost impossible to make the round trip to Baku-Rome-Baku.

"It's the most beautiful day in the history of Swiss football. Let's not be afraid of these words."

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