Jack Grealish made an unexpected call Tuesday to the young fan that inspired him to celebrate his World Cup goal.
Grealish promised that he would perform the following: ‘wave arms’ Finlay Fisher celebrated his achievement of the next goal, after meeting Finlay, an 11-year old schoolboy with cerebral palsy earlier in this month.
The 27-year-old kept his word after coming on as a substitute to score England’s final goal in the 6-2 win over Iran.
He kept his word when @JackGrealish won his first World Cup goal.
Today, Jack made a call to Finl… https://t.co/b0yaP1awhv
— England (@England)
Finlay answered the telephone and told Finlay that the Manchester City star was: “I thought you’d forgotten!”
The City and England fan wrote to his favourite player earlier this year and referenced Grealish’s close bond with his sister Holly, who also has cerebral palsy.
Grealish shared the following information during the England-Tweet call: “I nearly scored last week against Chelsea and thought ‘I’m going to do it for him tonight’, but I didn’t score.
“I didn’t think I was going to score yesterday because the game was a bit gone by the time I came on, but I was buzzing to get a goal and then I could do my little celebration just for you.
“You were always in the back of my mind, mate. I’m glad you enjoyed it.”