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‘He’s the new John Mensah’ – Fans react to Eric Bailly’s penalty miss against Egypt

Eric Bailly had a night to forget after missing a penalty which caused the Ivory Coast’s exit from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

‘He’s the new John Mensah’ – Fans react to Eric Bailly’s penalty miss against Egypt

The Elephants faced old rivals Egypt in the round of 16 on Wednesday but neither side could find the winner in regulation and extra time.

In the ensuing penalty shootout, the North African side triumphed 5-4 after scoring each of their penalties.

Bailly, though, was the villain as his penalty miss allowed Mohamed Salah to score and send Egypt into the quarter-finals.

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The Manchester United defender’s poor kick has since been widely compared to John Mensah’s penalty during the 2010 World Cup against Uruguay.

See some of the best tweets below:

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