Dirty Tackle

San Siro scoreboard test shows Disney characters scoring for Italy and Denmark

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

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Pluto has always been a clutch scorer. (Getty)

While Italy warmed up ahead of its World Cup qualifier against Denmark at the San Siro, the scoreboard operators ran a test that also offered a cartoonish prediction of how the match would play out.

According to the prognosticators at the scoreboard controls, Paperino (what the Italians call Donald Duck) would open the scoring for Italy in the 24th minute, but Pippo (Goofy...or maybe a treasonous Pippo Inzaghi) would equalize for Denmark just after halftime. In the 64th minute, Topolino (Mickey Mouse) would put Italy ahead once again, but Pluto would come up with a late equalizer in the 82nd minute for a 2-2 draw.

The real controversy in all of this, however, comes when Pumbaa and Timon unleash an unconscionable stream of racial slurs on Winnie the Pooh in the middle of a brawl just after full time.

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