Harry Maguire Reveals That Jamie Vardy Mocks The Size Of His Head

Harry Maguire has been one of the breakout stars of a breakout England team at this World Cup.

The Leicester centre-half has become a meme, courtesy of his girlfriend Fern Hawkins' bemused expression in a photograph shared by Kyle Walker.

And, above all, his massive bonce has become a national talking point, particularly after he used it to power home the opening goal against Sweden with a header from a corner.

It was brought up in a recent interview with the BBC.

Reporter Gabby Logan asked: "Now I don't think I'm the first person to talk to you about this or point it out, but the size of your head has been mentioned. Is this a family trait?"

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"Yes, blame my dad," joked Maguire, who then revealed that Jamie Vardy calls him 'Slabhead'.

"That's not very complimentary is it?" responds Logan.

"No not really, I've got a few for him but I'll keep them off camera."

Maguire has wooed the nation with his self-deprecating humour.

"Can you ask the neighbours to put the bins out on Monday? We're not going home just yet" he tweeted on Sunday after the photo of him chatting to his girlfriend went viral.

He already had quite the reservoir of public support, stemming from his meteoric rise to the England team.

A year ago, Maguire was relegated with Hull City and was yet to make an appearance for England. Two years ago, he was in France with his mates, supporting England from the stands as they struggled at Euro 2016 and eventually lost in embarrassing fashion to Iceland.

"It has been a remarkable two years," he told the Daily Mirror at the start of the tournament.

"It is quite crazy to go and watch as a fan, and then they are coming out and watching me at the World Cup, it is a good time for them. They are very proud."

Now, he stands on the brink of the World Cup Final as a key member of Gareth Southgate's starting eleven - who knows, he could be Sir Harry Maguire by the end of all this.

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Mike Wood

Mike Meehall Wood is a freelance journalist and translator. He writes for LADbible, VICE and countless sports publications, focusing on rugby league, football and boxing. He is a graduate of Leeds University and maintains a fizzy pop obsession. Contact Mike at [email protected]

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