Harry Kane filmed a comedy sketch for charity in which the England captain was taught how to score a penalty by rugby hero Jonny Wilkinson… now the French media have gone viral by mocking his missed key kick in the World Cup clash
- A comedy skit from 2018 has gone viral showing Harry Kane missing a penalty
- The Sport Relief video showed Kane alongside Jonny Wilkinson and John Bishop
- Kane learned from the rugby hero how to shoot his penalty over the crossbar
- There are now similarities between the video and Kane’s World Cup miss
- The England captain missed from the spot in Saturday’s defeat to France
If Harry Kane wasn’t gloomy enough about missing a penalty against France that ultimately decided England’s World Cup exit on Saturday, the Three Lions skipper will now want to look away after footage emerged foreshadowing his surprising miss.
Having already scored once from the spot, Kane beat Spurs teammate and France captain Hugo Lloris in the 54th minute to tie the game after Aurélien Tchouaméni put Les Blues ahead.
That strike saw Kane level Wayne Rooney as England’s all-time top goalscorer with 53 goals. He would have become the new national team record holder had he scored his second penalty kick.
England captain Harry Kane covers his face as he regrets missing his penalty against France
Kane (far right) watches as his crossbar shot sails over the crossbar into the stands
In an almost identical situation as the game entered its closing moments after Mason Mount was bundled to the ground by Theo Hernandez, Kane failed to seize the opportunity as England’s hopes slipped away.
The 29-year-old skied his powerful shot over the crossbar as England couldn’t find their way back into the game as France knocked them out of the competition.
However, Kane’s now infamous miss wasn’t the first time the Spurs striker has kicked a penalty over the crossbar following a charity comedy featuring the Three Lions star, England rugby star Jonny Wilkinson and comedian John Bishop. of England’s defeat.
The 2018 Sports Relief sketch showed Kane next to England Rugby World Cup winner Wilkinson as the duo discussed how to take a penalty.
Kane (right) appeared in a comedy sketch alongside England rugby hero Jonny Wilkinson in 2018
The video has now gone viral again after he was shown deliberately kicking a penalty over the crossbar to recreate a conversion
England’s joint record goalscorer fired his first try into the corner, while Wilkinson picked up a kicking tee and kicked the ball over the crossbar to simulate a conversion, joking that the footballer had ‘got it all wrong’.
Kane then takes over his try, a near-perfect copy of his gripping miss against France, as his try sails over the crossbar into the distance.
Kane (right) was immediately comforted by 19-year-old Jude Bellingham (left) after the miss
The England captain missed out on the chance to become the Three Lions’ record goalscorer
French media were the first to draw attention to the video as they rejoiced over England’s quarter-final elimination, with the reigning world champions progressing to a semi-final against underdogs Morocco.
Former French rugby player Jean-Baptiste Gobelet tweeted: “Thank you Jonny Wilkinson for this kicking masterclass. Love my English friend.’