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England Fan, 29, Died Celebrating Harry Kane's Goal Against Germany In Euros

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England Fan, 29, Died Celebrating Harry Kane's Goal Against Germany In Euros

An England fan tragically died celebrating Harry Kane's goal against Germany this week.

Charlie Naughton was watching the Euro 2020 clash with his family in their local pub on Tuesday (29 June) when he suddenly fell ill.

The 29-year-old reportedly collapsed after Kane's goal went in to make it 2-0 for England.

According to Charlie's family, medics worked on him for three hours in a desperate attempt to resuscitate him.

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However, they were unable to do so and he sadly passed away.

An emotional post from his family urged other England fans to raise a glass to Charlie.

It read: "Our darling boy Charlie was suddenly taken from us on Tuesday 29th June 2021 as Harry Kane scored the 2nd goal for England.

Charlie Naughton following Harry Kane's goal against Germany. Credit: GoFundMe
Charlie Naughton following Harry Kane's goal against Germany. Credit: GoFundMe
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"He was watching the football in his local pub surrounded by family and friends when he suddenly collapsed.

"The emergency services worked tirelessly for three hours to save him but our boy Charlie sadly passed away.

"Charlie had just turned 29 years old and was a passionate supporter of his club and country - Chelsea and England.

"This poignant moment in British history will be remembered by all, but for all of Charlie's family and friends this will be the most devastating time of their lives.

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"As you support and celebrate England through their journey at the Euro's 2021, please raise a glass to our Charlie."

Since the post was shared, it has received a wave of support from people on social media, with Kane himself retweeting it and sending his condolences to Charlie's family.

The 27-year-old said: "I'm so sorry to hear about Charlie passing away - my thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends.

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"We will give it everything tomorrow and for the rest of the tournament for fans like Charlie. RIP Charlie Naughton."

Fellow England stars have also offered their condolences and well wishes to Charlie's family and friends.

Chelsea full-back Reece James said: "Rest in peace Charlie. KTBFFH [Keep the blue flag flying high]."

While midfielder Mason Mount quoted the Tweet with a blue heart emoji and white dove.

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A GoFundMe has since been set up to help pay for the cost of Charlie's funeral.

Featured Image Credit: GoFundMe

Topics: SPORT, Chelsea, Euro 2020, Funeral

Dominic Smithers
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