Turkish social media swoons over Euro 2016 phenomenon, Icelandic baby ‘Yanakson’
ISTANBULTurkish social media users have swooned over a chubby-cheeked Icelandic baby they dubbed “Yanakson” (translated as “Cheekson”), after a photograph featuring her was broadcast during a Euro 2016 match.
The baby was photographed during the Euro 2016 game between Iceland and Austria on June 22 and caught the eye of Turkish social media users.
She has been identified as Camilla ósk Aradóttir, the daughter of Icelandic international football player Ari Freyr Skúlason, according to his Instagram account.
After Iceland lost the quarter-final game with France on July 3, Turkish social media users did not forget Yanakson, showering her with praise and thanks.
“Thank you Iceland. Thank you Yanakson,” tweeted @apaci__ronaldo, who claimed to have coined the name on popular website ekşisözlük.
“Yanakson, the little Iceland supporter who could not hide her astonishment after Iceland got to the quarter-finals,” he had originally tweeted.
“I have a few words for Iceland. Apart from the football, Yanakson deserved to win. So I’m sad,” one user tweeted.
“You [France] have saddened this cutie-pie and I hope you won’t win Euro 2016. Viva Iceland. Viva Yanakson,” said another.