Five Times Football Took Centre Stage At Glastonbury 2019

Five Times Football Took Centre Stage At Glastonbury 2019
09:11, 01 Jul 2019

Kylie, Stormzy, The Cure and Lewis Capaldi’s t-shirt might have been the hot topics at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, which came to a close last night, but it wasn’t just music that captured the attention of festival goers with football also taking centre stage.

Below we take a look at five times football and Glastonbury collided this weekend…

Women’s World Cup at Glastonbury

Thanks to a tweet from England player Georgia Stanway, the football fans at Glastonbury had the opportunity to take in the Women’s World Cup on Thursday night where England took on Norway in quarter-finals.

The Man City ace tweeted the biggest festival in the world to request that the game was shown, so that her little brother wouldn’t miss it as he is at Glastonbury. They tweeted back confirming that they would, which is a rarity for the festival.

This was the first time a women’s game was shown, with the last men’s football game being shown back in 2010 when England took on Slovenia in the World Cup. The game drew in a whopping crowd in front of the Big Screen, who witnessed the Lionesses triumph 3-0 and progress to the semi-finals.

A fan from the crowd joins Dave on stage for ‘Thiago Silva’

Grime artist Dave took to the stage on Sunday afternoon and one lucky fan called Alex was invited to join the rapper to perform his track ‘Thiago Silva,’ named after PSG’s legendary Brazillian captain.

Needless to say Alex absolutely nailed his moment and killed every single word he delivered, and he even caught the attention of the defender on Twitter, who took to the platform to pay his thanks to the lucky fan and Dave. 

Glasto Footy Shirts

It doesn’t take Twitter long to take advantage of the biggest trends and Glastonbury is no different with the birth of @GlastoFooty, an account that literally just finds the best retro shirts at the festival…it is amazing. 

Among the best shirts spotted include Ipswich Town’s home kit from 1997/99, a Palace kit from the early 80s, and Brazil’s home kit from 1996. Some serious retro style in Somerset this year!

David Beckham Watching The Charlatans

David Beckham is spotted in the crowd on TV at least once a week so it wasn’t that surprising to see the beautiful bastard was spotted backstage watching The Charlatans and then again later with the festival’s creator, Michael Eavis.

Gary Lineker and THIS flag

Flags are a famous tradition at festivals, with music goers outdoing one another to come up with the most uniquely hilarious quote or picture for everyone to see. This year, one group of lads took the time to turn one of Wayne Lineker’s most infamous tweets into a flag.

The stunning flag was spotted by none other than Wayne’s brother, Gary, who obviously took delight in seeing his brother’s extremely odd tweet brandished around the festival and decided to pose with the flag.

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