FA150 Ambassador Olly Murs has a special gift for loyal England fan
Olly Murs presented some of England’s most loyal fans with a brand new Nike shirt ahead of the Republic of Ireland game.
The Essex-born singer, who is also an official FA150 Ambassador, surprised the fans just before the teams came out for the historic fixture.
An avid fan and keen player himself, Murs sought out the ten fans in the stadium that had been that had been identified by TheFA through its englandfans
One of the fans presented with the special Nike shirt before the game was 83-year-old Denis Gristwood (picture below).
Born and raised in Wembley, Dennis has been watching England all his life, and was delighted to have received the special gift from The FA. His first game was in 1942 and he's been watching England home and away ever since. He attended all the wartime internationals - and of course, the World Cup Final in 1966.
"We were at the same end as Geoff Hurst's famous goal that bounced on the line, at the time we were convinced it was a goal because it looked from our angle as if the net moved. We didn't know what all the fuss was about!"
The other loyal supporters also presented with a shirt were Vinny Goodfield, Dean Asher, Jonathan Calladine, Andrew Downes, Lee Causer, Barry Cook, Vanessa Cozens, Joseph David and Mark Bailey - The FA would like to thank each of them for their continued and loyal support of the national football team.