France vs Iceland another chapter in Twitterati’s love-hate relationship with Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud aka the 'French Jesus' scored twice to take man-of-the-match honours as France thrashed Iceland 5-2 on Sunday to set up a Euro 2016 semi-final clash against world champions Germany.

Giroud fired France ahead after just 12 minutes at a rain-drenched Stade de France and got his second after the break as the hosts put down the tournament giantkillers who beat England 2-1.

France's forward Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Euro 2016 quarter-final. AFP

France's forward Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Euro 2016 quarter-final. AFP

"We scored five goals, we are very satisfied but Iceland never gave up. They fought with valour, they were very determined," said the Arsenal striker. "I want to pay tribute to them. They had a wonderful Euro," added Giroud, who said the match could have been his best in the French team.

He could well have had a hat-trick but was substituted after his second goal because he has a yellow card hanging over him and could not risk a second booking and a suspension.

But no amount of goals, shots, assists or tributes to the opposition could save the French god from Twitterati, who found it a perfect day to tap into their love-hate relationship with him.

With inputs from AFP


Updated Date: Jul 04, 2016 12:06 PM

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