England Fan Decorates Entire House For Euros While Welsh Girlfriend Is At Work
Dave Jones, 36, from Hereford, has been embroiled in a nation vs nation rivalry with his partner for a number of years.
Ashleigh, who is originally from Brecon, will often display a Wales flag in their home when Dragons play rugby, so he decided to get his own back with a shrine to Gareth Southgate’s men ahead of their Group D opener against Croatia.
As his girlfriend was working away from their home in Credenhill, a mischievous Dave spent two hours decorating the house with flags and cardboard cutouts of Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden.
After a long day at work, she arrived home to a sea of red and white.
“She wasn’t best pleased at the start,” Jones tells SPORTbible. “But now she has seen the funny side of it all. Thankfully I’m still allowed to be in house.”
Dave’s recent DIY exploits have spurred others into showing their support for the Three Lions as they prepare to face Croatia, Scotland and Czech Republic.
“The neighbours love it and once I got mine up, a few others started to get their flags out as well,” Dave added. “It has brought lots of positives as well.”
The 36-year-old says his project cost around £50 in total thanks to his friend, Stu Evans, who owns his own printing company.
We all know a guy who takes things a little too far when it comes to being overly patriotic for a major tournament.
For the 2018 World Cup, for example, John Jupp, from Lincolnshire, decided to get behind the England national team by draping a huge flag on the front of his house, despite his wife being against the whole idea.
The 1,250 sq ft flag was actually bought from China in 2010 for £380, according to the BBC, but there was a slight problem in his plans.
The England flag covered the windows and front door of the house, meaning the family have to use a rear entrance.
John even made a sign for deliveries, pointing out that they had to go around the back.