World Cup Qatar 2022: the moving story behind Jack Grealish’s celebration

England debuted this Monday with a resounding victory over Iran in the World Cup Qatar 2022 and Jack Grealish scored one of the goals. The Manchester City player’s celebration went viral on social media. For whom was it dedicated? Know the history behind the party

Before the start of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Jack Grealish made a promise to a boy with cerebral palsy who is a Manchester City fan: if he scored a goal, he had to celebrate with the movements of a ‘worm’.

The Englishman could not score with Pep Guardiola’s team during the Champions League and the Premier League, but he did do so this Monday in the England team’s win against Iran, for the first date of Group B.

Grealish scored the sixth goal after 89 minutes and celebrated with a particular dance that went viral on social media. It was the ‘worm’ celebration that he had promised little Finlay in the first days of November.

A dream come true

Little Finlay plays football for people with disabilities and a few days ago he sent a letter to the Manchester City player praising him for raising awareness about cerebral palsy, he recalls. .

Hollie (19), the midfielder’s sister, also suffers from this disorder that causes problems with movement, balance and posture. On more than one occasion, Grealish made publications alluding to the young woman and was even named the main ambassador for Special Olympics Great Britain, a sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

“I wish there were more people like you, who treat people with disabilities the same as the rest”read part of the letter that Grealish himself read with emotion.

“It makes me very happy when I see you, a famous footballer, knowing what it is like to live with people with cerebral palsy”he added.

Grealish met the boy in person and promised him that he would celebrate one of the goals with a dance of his choice. The minor did not hesitate twice and asked for a version of the ‘worm’. Even Finlay made a demonstration of how he should do it, according to the video shared by the Premier League account.

After the England – Iran match ended, Grealish uploaded a photo of his dance on his Instagram account with a dedication: “For you, Finley.”

What is the market value of Jack Grealish?

Jack Grealish, who scored his first England goal in 24 caps, is currently valued at €70m, according to The Manchester City winger’s contract ends in June 2027.

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