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England's Euro final hero Chloe Kelly has been applauded for a brilliant moment in which she ditched the microphone mid-interview to join her trophy-winning teammates in singing ‘Sweet Caroline’.
Kelly was the star of the show in the Euro 2022 win over Germany, poking home in extra time to secure the 2-1 victory and sending the team into celebrations.
The English forward tore off her shirt and ran down the field to a rapturous reaction from both the fans and her fellow teammates.
Her celebrations weren’t done there, though, as the 24-year-old was mid-interview with the BBC when the iconic build-up to the ‘Sweet Caroline’ chorus began blaring over the Wembley Stadium speakers.
The BBC had approached the striker to ask her about that amazing goal-winning moment when gestured to the crowd, saying: “Look at them. It's amazing, honestly. Thank you every single person that got out to support us. This is unreal."
However, she couldn’t contain herself as the iconic Neil Diamond tune came on and she began singing along before ditching the microphone to go and join her teammates in the celebrations.
To be fair to Kelly, those are the rules: you hear ‘Sweet Caroline’, you drop whatever you’re doing to sing along.
She returned a few minutes after the celebrations, saying: “We go again. Honestly, it's amazing, thank you everyone that came out to support us. This is what dreams are made of. As a young girl watching women's football, now this. Wow, it's unbelievable."
She added: “Thank you to everyone that played a part in my rehab because I always believed I’d be here but to be here and score the winner, wow!”
It was an amazing turnout for the final, with 87,192 fans packing inside Wembley Stadium, making it officially the highest attendance for any Euros final ever - men’s or women’s.
The England women had captured the hearts of the nation over the past fortnight, securing their first major piece of major silverware.
It only got better following the match, with Kelly’s interview antics securing herself a place in the hearts of many.
Chloe Kelly scoring the winning goal for her country, taking her shirt off to celebrate, accidentally swearing on the bbc, then dropping the mic mid interview to run off and sing Sweet Caroline makes her my new favourite person— Alanna (@xAKTx) July 31, 2022
One fan tweeted: “Chloe Kelly scoring the winning goal for her country, taking her shirt off to celebrate, accidentally swearing on the BBC, then dropping the mic mid-interview to run off and sing Sweet Caroline makes her my new favourite person.”
Another said: “Chloe Kelly demonstrating the correct Standard Operating Procedure for ‘Sweet Caroline’. What a result!!!!”
Meanwhile, another fan tweeted: “Chloe Kelly running off mid-interview with the microphone because she was so desperate to sing Sweet Caroline with her teammates was just perfect.”
What a star.