Kieran Trippier And Jordan Pickford Given Their Own Reserved Parking Space Outside Lidl
You know you've made it in life when supermarket giants Lidl decide to give you your own parking space outside the local. Can life get any better than that? I personally don't think so.
England hero Jordan Pickford will be delighted to learn that he has been given the absolute honour of a space outside Wrekenton, Gateshead, while team of the tournament right-back Kieran Trippier has a permanently reserved place outside the store in Victoria Street, Bury.
#ENG player Kieran Trippier has been given this rather unusual honour in his hometown of #Bury - he can now park anytime he wants outside the town's Lidl: pic.twitter.com/fPmxTcOAj6
- Hits Manchester News (@hitsmcrnews) July 17, 2018
Handy if you ever need a bit of shopping eh? @JPickford1 https://t.co/s0YtAuTJ13
- Sunderland Echo (@SunderlandEcho) July 17, 2018
The England pair aren't the only members of the squad who have been given a space. It turns out Harry Kane's face is plastered all over a piece of concrete outside his local store in Chingford.
England manger Gareth Southgate is also a permanent figure outside a local Crawley store, so keep an eye out for any cars parked in the above spaces, lads.
Christian Härtnagel, the CEO of Lidl UK said: "We're delighted to be able to show our appreciation to Gareth and the incredible England team by celebrating in their local Lidl."
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"As the official supermarket of the England Football Team we have been supporting the players for a number of years and, along with many others, feel very proud of what they've achieved."
Both Aldi and Lidl vowed to close stores early so that staff could have watched the final, but as we all know that never happened, while many petitioned for a national bank holiday if football did, indeed, come home...
The CEO of Lidl UK also said before England suffered defeat: "As the official supermarket of the England Football team, we absolutely believe it's coming home, which is why we are planning to close stores an hour early, and take part in what we hope will become a day of national celebration."
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