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England fans awaiting the historic clash against Italy in the Euro 2020 final yesterday were not impressed when they turned up to the pub and saw how small the TV was.
Not wanting to squint nor miss a moment of the action, the supporters decided to take matters into their own hands.
They actually ended up rigging out the pub with a brand new 55 inch TV - proving just how far England fans will go to witness their team playing in their first European championship final.
Photos of the fans generosity have been shared on Twitter.
A group of England fans go to the pub to find the TV was a bit too small...
So they’ve took matters into their own… https://t.co/WHrdEdpw3a — Footy Accumulators (@Footy Accumulators)
In the first image, one of the fans is pictured looking at the small TV screen.
In the next two men sporting England shirts took a selfie inside the store with their new purchase - a 55 inch LG UHD TV which would have set them back £469.99.
The group of England fans can then be seen lifting the brand-new telly to attach it on the wall and in the final photo the TV appears to be working - showing an image of Wembley Stadium.
People on Twitter praised the fan’s extreme lengths to witness England in a tournament final.
@FootyAccums That is great work!!! https://t.co/ugJ5IxLMo4 — Kevin Ticehurst (@Kevin Ticehurst)
@FootyAccums Love it well done lads — Jordan Lacey (@Jordan Lacey)
I love how football crazy this country is. https://t.co/UuF7chjJdC — Dolapo (@Dolapo)
That's why football brings us all together ❤️ https://t.co/T0qSh5D3YD — Gary Lamb (@Gary Lamb)
This is legendary https://t.co/yza9b1SvKN — Ish (@Ish)
One reply from Twitter user Josh - one of the fans involved - who seemed to confirm the events that unfolded and provided more details about the impulse buy.
In his tweet, he shows screenshots of messages discussing the TV purchase as they went on a search at the Trafford Centre in Manchester.
They nearly had a setback when there were no 55 inch TV’s in stock, but luckily they were eventually able to find one in the end.
A short story of how it came home, a thread https://t.co/V7GNe2EYCR — Josh Garthwaite (@Josh Garthwaite)
In his Twitter thread, Josh shared photos of him and his mates carrying the TV and then of them driving back to the pub to install it.
As they returned with the upgrade, punters can be seen cheering and the lads then get to setting it up ready for the big game.
Josh captioned the Twitter thread: “A short story of how it came home, a thread.”
Though, after England’s defeat at 1-1 (3-2 on penalties) against Italy, they might be regretting their pricey purchase...