Man Gets His Own Way After Fiancée Agrees To Show England V Sweden During Their Wedding
One Yorkshire bride has finally relented - and allowed her groom to show the England v Sweden World Cup match during their wedding.
Kerry Warren and Keelan Hall made the news earlier in the week after Kerry posted on Facebook about the potential clash during Tuesday night's Round of 16 match against Colombia.
"You're most probably going to ruin my wedding day but... Come on England!!!!!" she wrote, clearly aware that the quarter-final would go up directly against her big day.
Her husband to be was in favour of putting the game on and now she has finally given it the go ahead.
"There has been a lot of debate over the last two weeks or so," said Keelan on Good Morning Britain, who is set to marry Kerry in Rotherham.
"Originally we weren't going to play it because Kerry wasn't really impressed by the idea.
"But after the England game on Tuesday, she has really bought into it and came around to it and made the decision yesterday morning.
"We arrive here at 2.50pm so the guests will be seated and we'll be toasted in ready for kick off.
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"It'll be played throughout the meal. We're going to embrace the atmosphere and hopefully, it will make it a better day."
Is this is a precedent being set? Matt Yeo, a graphic designer who is set to marry his fiancee Sophie on Saturday, has also managed to bring her around to the idea of showing the game.
He told the Daily Telegraph: "It has changed our plans quite dramatically.
"My fiancee Sophie is not a football fan and is very against the idea of having any football because you don't want to detract from the big day.
"But I felt that everyone will be looking at their phones or feeling like they wish they were watching it."
The guests at those two nuptials will be just a small portion of the estimated 30 million who will sit down to watch the big match on Saturday.
It has played havoc with the well-laid plans of event organisers everywhere: London Pride has been forced to erect large screens to show the game to revellers, while music festivals have had to make quick rearrangements.
The British Summer Time festival in London has come in for particular criticism as they are not showing the game or allowing people to go out to watch it and then return, with many attendees pledging not to enter the festival until the game has finished.
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