Boy says seeing Jack Grealish do his celebration was 'dream come true'

Watch below: England fan Finlay shares delight at Jack Grealish's goal celebration

An 11-year-old boy with cerebral palsy says seeing Jack Grealish do his worm celebration after he scored at the World Cup was a 'dream come true'.

The England and Manchester City winger met Finlay Fisher before departing for Qatar and promised him he would do his worm celebration if he scored.

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Grealish scored England's final goal in their 6-2 victory over Iran and promptly did Finlay's dance before blowing a kiss.

DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 21: Jack Grealish of England celebrates after scoring their team's sixth goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between England and IR Iran at Khalifa International Stadium on November 21, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Jack Grealish doing the worm celebration. (Getty Images) (Justin Setterfield via Getty Images)

Finlay appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning to discuss watching Grealish perform his dance: “At first I thought he wouldn’t remember, but when he did it, I was like: ‘Oh my God, he’s done the worm.’ It feels like a dream come true, I can’t say how happy I am. I’ve still not got over it yet.”

He also talked about meeting Grealish the week before: “I couldn’t believe it, I was star-struck. When you meet your idol, it’s like meeting Superman or Batman, you can’t imagine it. He wanted to come and see me in his spare time, so I really want to thank him for that.”

Finlay's father also praised the winger despite supporting rival Manchester United: “He had so much on his plate, he had just scored a goal for England, and then he remembered to do that celebration for Fin. It just shows the level of integrity and what a legend the guy is.”

Finlay, despite his condition, plays football through Manchester City's City in the Community initiative which gives opportunities to disabled people.

England's forward Jack Grealish takes part in a training session at Al Wakrah SC Stadium in Al Wakrah, south of Doha on November 22, 2022, during the Qatar 2022 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Jack Grealish in training. (AFP via Getty Images) (PAUL ELLIS via Getty Images)

Grealish's sister also has cerebral palsy and said of their relationship: "I'm so close with my little sister. Hollie is 19 now, she was born three months premature.

"They said that she wouldn't be able to talk, she wouldn't be able to walk, and do a lot of stuff but here we are and she can do everything."