Jack Grealish’s disabled fan Finlay Fisher, 11, reveals incredible reaction at seeing England star keep World Cup vow


A DISABLED schoolboy has revealed his incredible reaction after England star Jack Grealish made good on his promise to dedicate a World Cup goal to him.

The Manchester City star wiggled his arms in the air as a nod to 11-year-old Finlay Fisher, who has cerebral palsy.

Young Finlay was on Good Morning Britain this morning

ITVHe was able to meet his idol earlier this month[/caption]

Young Finaly wrote to Grealish after learning that the Three Lions ace’s sister also suffers from the condition.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain this morning he said: “At first I thought he’d forget.”

However, the youngster revealed that when he saw the special celebration he yelled “he remembered” with glee.

Finaly’s mum added: “I think he was a bit starstruck.”



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Finlay was able to meet his idol shortly before the England squad flew out to Qatar to compete in the global tournament.

He got in touch with Grealish, who’s sister Holly also suffers from cerebral palsy, with an emotional letter, before Grealish wrote his own letter back.

The Premier League then shared footage of them meeting in person, with the City star telling Finlay he would dedicate a celebration to him when he next scored.

Initially Finlay hilariously asked for Grealish to do the worm dance, but after the England star admitted he couldn’t, Finlay settled for a wiggle of the arms.

And Grealish did exactly that after bagging a goal against Iran in England’s opening match.

He took to Instagram after the game, writing “For you Finlay” with a love heart emoji.

And the youngster was delighted at the special tribute.

Speaking to BBC Radio Manchester, Finlay said: “Oh my God, that’s the best thing ever.

“He’s my best mate, I love you Grealish.”

The Manchester City star came off the bench to score the sixth as the Three Lions got their campaign off to a flier.

He put the gloss on the victory late on in what is England’s best ever start to a World Cup.

After tapping home from Callum Wilson’s unselfish cutback, Grealish wheeled away in celebration.

It was Grealish’s first goal since he scored in a 3-0 win over Wolves back in September.

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The superb Jude Bellingham put Gareth Southgate’s England ahead against Iran with a looping header ten minutes before half-time.

Raheem Sterling netted in between a Bukayo Saka brace, before Marcus Rashford and Grealish completed the rout.

ITVThe schoolboy wrote a letter to the England star, who replied with one of his own[/caption]

GettyGrealish wiggled his arms as a nod to the adoring fan[/caption]

ReutersThe Man City ace bagged a goal in England’s tournament opener against Iran[/caption]

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