Italian football fans 'pray to their god Chris Hemsworth' in viral photo

Actor Chris Hemsworth has cheekily addressed a viral photo involving his Hugo Boss billboard in Milan.

The Thor star, 37, shared a photo to Instagram of Italian football fans celebrating in the streets near a huge billboard featuring his face next to the brand's logo.

'My sincere thanks to all the passionate Inter Milan fans who turned up to cheer for my Hugo Boss billboard reveal,' he captioned the image on Wednesday.

The image actually depicted Inter Milan fans taking to the streets after winning their their first Serie A title since 2010.

Their god? Chris Hemsworth has addressed a viral photo involving his Hugo Boss billboard in Milan. This image depicts Inter Milan fans taking to the streets after winning their their first Serie A title since 2010, but many fans have joked they're actually worshipping the Thor actor

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Their god? Chris Hemsworth has addressed a viral photo involving his Hugo Boss billboard in Milan. This image depicts Inter Milan fans taking to the streets after winning their their first Serie A title since 2010, but many fans have joked they're actually worshipping the Thor actor

The Marvel Universe star continued, 'I thought that they were celebrating their [team's] recent victory but those closest to me whom I trust tell me they were there to applaud my choice of going with "lazy gaze blue steel" pose.'

As well as marching, jubilant fans 'also set off flares and fireworks' during their celebrations, according to SBS.

One fan tweeted earlier in the week that the photo showed 'scenes in Milan as Inter win their first league title in a decade, and celebrate by praying to their god Chris Hemsworth.'

Tongue-in-cheek: 'My sincere thanks to all the passionate Inter Milan fans who turned up to cheer for my Hugo Boss billboard reveal,' quipped the Melbourne-born star. Seen here last month

Tongue-in-cheek: 'My sincere thanks to all the passionate Inter Milan fans who turned up to cheer for my Hugo Boss billboard reveal,' quipped the Melbourne-born star. Seen here last month

The real story: The image actually depicted Inter Milan fans taking to the streets after winning their their first Serie A title since 2010

The real story: The image actually depicted Inter Milan fans taking to the streets after winning their their first Serie A title since 2010

The online jesting comes after Chris raised eyebrows around the world with his maskless socialising. 

Fans across the globe have grown jealous of Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky's partying - especially as the Covid-19 pandemic rages around the world.

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