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Jack Grealish calls biggest fan Finlay on FaceTime to talk about celebration, he was so happy

Jack Kenmare

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Jack Grealish calls biggest fan Finlay on FaceTime to talk about celebration, he was so happy

Jack Grealish and his biggest fan, Finlay Fisher, facetimed each other this week, just a day after the England international kept his promise.

It's a story that begins with a heartwarming letter sent by Finlay, 11, to the Manchester City forward.

"I wish there were more people in the world just like you who treat people with disabilities the same as anyone else," Finlay wrote.

"It makes me really happy when I see that you, a famous footballer, knows what it’s like to live with people with cerebral palsy.

"You’re my hero and the best big brother to your sister. My dream is to meet you and give you a high five. Imagine meeting your idol!"


Finlay, who is part of City's Football Academy, soon received a signed City shirt from Grealish. In fact, the England man soon headed over to the CFA where Finlay plays every Monday as part of the disability football team.

The pair meet and Jack tells Finlay he can select his next goal celebration.

Finlay says he should perform 'the worm' when he scores – a breakdancing move popularised by Scotty 2 Hotty, a popular wrestler in the 90's.

But after some negotiating, Grealish agrees to do an easier dance... and he performed that exact routine when he netted against Iran in England's World Cup opener on Monday.

In his post-match interview, Grealish was asked how much it would mean to him. "That's what it's all about," he said. "For me it's just doing a celebration, but that'll mean the world to him, I'm sure."

And now, after dedicating the goal celebration to Finlay, a delighted Grealish decided to FaceTime the youngster in another wholesome meeting.

At the start of the call, Finlay says he thought Grealish had forgotten about performing the dance. "I nearly scored last week against Chelsea," the City forward replied. "And I thought, I'm gonna do it for him tonight."

You can see the full chat between Fisher and Grealish below. This is top class.

In an interview with BBC Breakfast this week, Finlay said he "just can't believe it. It feels like a dream come true."

Here's how fans reacted to the video.

One said: "Grealish is so nice he doesn’t deserve any of the hate he gets," while another commented: "I was deeply touched. Jack Grealish keeping his promise to a young boy. This act of compassionate caring makes the world a better place."

A third wrote: "Jack has always come across as a really decent lad whose actions come from a place of genuine empathy and not from a place of how does this benefit me."

Featured Image Credit: England/YouTube

Topics: Jack Grealish, England, Manchester City, Football World Cup

Jack Kenmare
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