Jack Grealish goal celebration: Heartwarming reason behind World Cup 2022 dance for England

Jack Grealish goal celebration: Heartwarming reason behind World Cup 2022 dance for England

Jack Grealish fulfilled his promise to a young Manchester City fan with cerebral palsy by celebrating his goal for England against Iran at the World Cup by dancing.

Earlier this season, Grealish received a letter from Finlay, who suffers with cerebral palsy and is a huge City fan.

Finlay wrote to Grealish explaining how the midfielder is his favourite player for his actions on and off the pitch.

Grealish’s sister, Holly, has cerebral palsy and Finlay loves the way the City midfielder involves her in everything he does.

England vs Iran FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar | Group B Match | 21st November 2022

Jack Grealish celebrates with Marcus Rashford, Phil Foden and Callum Wilson of England (Getty Images)
Jack Grealish celebrates with Marcus Rashford, Phil Foden and Callum Wilson of England (Getty Images)
Mehdi Taremi of IR Iran scores their team’s second goal from the penalty spot (Getty Images)
Mehdi Taremi of IR Iran scores their team’s second goal from the penalty spot (Getty Images)
Jack Grealish of England scores their team’s sixth goal (Getty Images)
Jack Grealish of England scores their team’s sixth goal (Getty Images)
Marcus Rashford celebrates with Harry Kane of England after scoring their team’s fifth goal (Getty Images)
Marcus Rashford celebrates with Harry Kane of England after scoring their team’s fifth goal (Getty Images)
England’s forward #07 Jack Grealish celebrates scoring his team’s sixth goal d (REUTERS)
England’s forward #07 Jack Grealish celebrates scoring his team’s sixth goal d (REUTERS)
England’s forward #07 Jack Grealish celebrates scoring his team’s sixth goal d (AFP via Getty Images)
England’s forward #07 Jack Grealish celebrates scoring his team’s sixth goal d (AFP via Getty Images)
England’s Marcus Rashford scores their side’s fifth goal of the game (PA)
England’s Marcus Rashford scores their side’s fifth goal of the game (PA)
England’s Marcus Rashford (centre) celebrates with Phil Foden (left) and Harry Kane after scoring their side’s fifth goal of the game (PA)
England’s Marcus Rashford (centre) celebrates with Phil Foden (left) and Harry Kane after scoring their side’s fifth goal of the game (PA)
Bukayo Saka of England scores their team’s fourth goa (Getty Images)
Bukayo Saka of England scores their team’s fourth goa (Getty Images)
Bukayo Saka of England celebrates with teammates Harry Kane and Luke Shaw after scoring their team’s fourth goal (The FA via Getty Images)
Bukayo Saka of England celebrates with teammates Harry Kane and Luke Shaw after scoring their team’s fourth goal (The FA via Getty Images)
Mehdi Taremi of IR Iran scores their team’s first goal (Getty Images)
Mehdi Taremi of IR Iran scores their team’s first goal (Getty Images)

After receiving his letter from Finlay, Grealish wrote back to the 11-year-old and sent him a signed shirt too.

The England star then surprised the youngster at the City Football Academy, where Finlay plays every Monday as part of the disability football team.

Upon meeting, the pair hugged and Finlay asked Grealish if he would celebrate his next goal by doing ‘the worm’.

Grealish said he couldn’t do that, joking he can’t even do it and he could get injured, but the midfielder did promise to dance.

And, true to his word, after finding the net against Iran on Monday night as England won their World Cup opener 6-2, Grealish recreated the dance he promised Finlay he’d do.