An 11-year-old boy with cerebral palsy has said seeing Jack Grealish do his “worm” celebration at the World Cup was “a dream come true”.
The midfielder met schoolboy Finlay Fisher during a Manchester City community event last week and promised him he would do their special dance move if he scored in Qatar.
- At first, I thought that he wouldn't remember. But then when he did it, I was just like, "Oh my god, he's done [INAUDIBLE]."
- [INAUDIBLE] I love it. And, Dad, Dan, what was that like when you saw that he'd remembered?
- Oh, it was unreal, yeah. You know--
- Sorry to interrupt you, Dad, Dan, a Manchester United fan.
- That's correct.
- Come on.
- That's correct.
- Tell us how much you love Jack Grealish now?
- Jack Grealish, a lot of respect for the man, a lot of respect. He has so much on his plate. You know, he'd just scored a goal for England. And then he's remembered to do that celebration for Finn. I mean, it just shows the level of integrity and what a legend the guy is, you know?
- Yeah, well, this is what Jack had to say to the BBC straight after the game.
JACK GREALISH: Obviously I met young Finlay before about a month ago. And, yeah, got on obviously really well with him. Him obviously having cerebral palsy like my little sister as well. So he asked me to do a celebration for him. And luckily for him, you know, it come at the World Cup.
- That'll mean loads to him, won't it, seeing you do that on the biggest stage?
JACK GREALISH: Of course, that's what it's all about for me. You know, for me, it's just, obviously, doing a celebration. But for him, you know, that will mean the world to him, I'm sure, especially me doing it at the World Cup. So Finlay, that one's for you.
- Finlay, that was for you. I just can't believe it, honestly. I can't imagine him just coming to see me. Like he wanted to come and see me. He didn't just say, oh, let's just-- I need to go see him. He wanted to in his spare time. So I really want to thank him for that.