Now THAT’S commitment to the shirt! Over-excited England fan throws himself on to the Wembley seat coverings to grab Jack Grealish’s jersey… with Raheem Sterling and Luke Shaw also chucking their kit to supporters in the stands
Gareth Southgate‘s side secured top-spot in Group D at Euro 2020 as Sterling’s 12th-minute header secured three points at Wembley against the Czech Republic.
And after the contest, three of England’s starting XI threw their worn tops into the crowd, while Leicester fan Jordan Halford, 31, did not hold back as he attempted to grab Grealish’s shirt.
One England fan did not hold back as he grabbed Jack Grealish’s shirt after England’s victory
Leicester fan Jordan Halford, 31, poses with the Grealish shirt he caught in the crowd last night
The Aston Villa captain, who set up Sterling’s first-half goal, threw his No 7 England shirt and Halford leapt to grab it, landing on the coverings over empty rows of seats.
Yet Halford looked delighted with the end-result as he nabbed the shirt off of one of the stars of the evening.
There was much clamour for Grealish to start after he started on the bench in the first two games against Croatia and Scotland and the winger showed his quality from the off, setting up Sterling with an inch-perfect cross to the back post.
Sterling, meanwhile, scored his second goal of the tournament after netting the winner in the opener against Croatia too, and removed his match shirt by the stands afterwards.
Shaw, starting his second game in a row, played 90 minutes at left back and also threw his shirt to a fan who posed afterwards on Instagram, saying: ‘Oh my god, it’s match worn – it’s f****** soaking!
Luke Shaw threw his shirt to a fan who posed afterwards with the worn England top (right)
‘I’m going to try and put it on in a minute!’
There is minimal coronavirus-spread risk by players throwing shirts into the crowd, given they have been tested and do not come into ‘close contact’ with supporters.
England will play their last-16 game at Wembley next Tuesday, where they will play the runner-up from Group F, which includes France, Germany and Portugal.