Ashes 2019: Fans Revisit England's 1966 Football World Cup Triumph, Moment Goes Viral

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A few fans were dressed in England's red jersey of 1966 edition of the World Cup. They were seen running around the stadium for a while.

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Updated On:
A few fans were dressed in England's red jersey of 1966 edition of the World Cup.

The first Test of the ongoing Ashes series is heading towards an interesting finish with England needing 385 runs and Australia needing 10 wickets to draw the first blood on Day 5 at Edgbaston in Birmingham.  The Aussies have set the hosts a target of 398 runs to win riding on yet another spectacular century from Steve Smith who had also hit a ton in the first innings. In the process, the ex-skipper also registered his 25th Test hundred. 

Coming back to the contest on Day 4, there was an interesting moment which happened during the match. Of course, there was a moment where David Warner had taunted the English crowd by putting his hands inside the pocket to indicate that he did not have any sandpapers. Then, another standout feature included no one but a section of fans in the crowd itself. 

The fans celebrate England's first and only Football World Triumph of 1966

Yes, you have heard it right. A few fans were dressed in England's red jersey of 1966 edition of the World Cup. They were seen running around the stadium for a while. However, suddenly, a man dressed in a golden outfit appeared from nowhere as the fans went on to lift that mysterious character and carried him on their shoulders. As per the commentators' statement on air, it seemed like the person in gold was the trophy. This act was enjoyed by one and all the crowd as they were not only entertained but were also cheering on the top of their voice. 

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The video of this standout moment was posted by England Cricket on their official Twitter handle. 

Watch the video here:

This moment was also enjoyed by the fans on social media.

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