Pete Doherty wears Jack Grealish soccer jersey in new supportive snap
Pete Doherty was one of many famous faces to take to Instagram ahead of the Euro 2020 final on Sunday to share his support for England as the national team prepare to face off Italy.
And the Babyshambles frontman, 42, revealed he even received an English jersey from one of the team’s best-known players – the 25-year-old midfielder. Jack Grealish.
Posing in front of a large body of water – most likely The Channel, near the star’s Norman home – a gray-haired Pete stood with his back to the camera, showing off a crisp shirt stamped with the last name and jersey number. Grealish. Hinting that he personally received the top, Pete wrote: “Thanks to awesome @jackgrealish for the shirt! Go take it home!”
Football fan Pete was surrounded by lush greenery and wore a gray flat cap, which also included the hashtag “time for heroes” in his post.
He paired the top with jeans and flashed the camera to the right side of his face while turning his head slightly towards the lens.
On the right side of the star’s neck, the letter A was visible. The beloved dad has the name Astile tattooed under his chin, a tribute to the 18-year-old son he shares with singer Lisa Moorish.
England’s dreams of Euro 2020 glory were shattered at Wembley on Sunday as they lost to Italy on penalties.
Despite two saves on penalties from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, England’s Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka all missed their efforts to give the Italians a 3-2 shootout victory after 120 nerve-racking minutes.
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Adele, Martine McCutcheon and Stacey Solomon led the stars in showing their support for the England squad following the devastating loss.
Singer Adele, 33, took to Instagram after the game wearing a red England jersey and beamed, writing in the caption: “You made us so proud!” You brought our game home and brought us all together.
Loose Women star Stacey, 31, shared a sweet photo of her son watching TV after the match was over and wrote in the caption: “Aw – I just wanted to thank the England team for having us. gave so many exciting memories.
“It was so exciting to watch and although we were disgusted with all of you, you were amazing.”
Martine, 45, paid a long tribute to the team’s impressive efforts, writing on Instagram: “I’m so sad. Lower lip out… gutted for my beloved England.
“I’m so proud of them though. The joy they brought to us with their talent and determination was so uplifting and so necessary after everything we have been through. They definitely inspired me to dream big again.
Manager Gareth Southgate took responsibility for England’s agonizing shootout loss to Italy on Sunday after youngsters Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka missed penalties to leave the nation heartbroken.
He said, “It’s my responsibility. I chose the guys to take the hits. I told the players that no one is alone in this situation. We win and lose together as a team. They’ve been tight all the way through and that’s how it should stay.
“It’s my decision to give (Saka) that penalty. It’s totally my responsibility. It’s not him or Marcus or Jadon. We worked through them in the lineup. That’s the order we are doing. Marcus and Jadon were by far the best in the lead. It was a bet (to get them to play), but if we play sooner we might lose the game in overtime.