Heartwarming letter Jack Grealish was sent by disabled fan Finlay Fisher, 11, who made one request of his ‘idol’ | The Sun

ENGLAND star Jack Grealish received a heartwarming letter from a young fan, who made just one request.

The note was sent by Finlay Fisher, 11, who suffers from cerebral palsy after the young fan learned that his idol's sister lives with the same condition.

Finlay asked the Manchester City ace to dedicate a goal celebration to him at the World Cup, to raise awareness about the disability on the global stage.

The schoolboy wrote: "To Jack, my name is Finlay and I am 11 years old. I am a huge Man City and England fan.

"I have cerebral palsy and I saw that your sister has cerebral palsy too. Are you a good brother to her?

"I love the way you are really good with your sister, you really get it. You always have her there with you and you look really proud. Especially when you won the league."


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The lovely note continued: "I wish there were more people in the world just like you who treat people with disabilities the same as anyone else.

"It makes me really happy when I see you, a famous footballer, know what it's like to live with people with cerebral palsy."

Footie-mad Finlay added that he loves to play the beautiful game, but sometimes struggles due to his disability.

He went on: "My dad is really good and takes me to Man City on a Monday to train even though he supports [Man] United. He plays with me in the garden and he never lets me win – I will one day.

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"I can't move as fast as my brain can see the pass. I don't always get picked because I am slow or I get put in goal, I then get really frustrated, lose my temper, get upset and then get in trouble.

"It is my dream to meet you and give you a high five because I can't hand shake."

The Premier League star responded to the letter with one of his own and arranged to meet the star-struck fan.

During their time together, Finlay asked Grealish to do 'the worm' as a celebration at the World Cup, but the Three Lions playmaker joked that he would get injured if he tried.

The pair agreed that he would do the 'arm worm' by wiggling his arms up and down instead.

And Grealish did exactly that after bagging a goal against Iran in England's opening match.

He took to Instagram after the game, writing "For you Finlay" with a love heart emoji.

And the youngster was delighted at the special tribute.

The young lad thanked Grealish for raising awareness for cerebral palsy by debuting the celebration in front of a global audience.

The Manchester City star came off the bench to score the sixth as the Three Lions got their campaign off to a flier.

He put the gloss on the victory late on in what is England's best ever start to a World Cup.

After tapping home from Callum Wilson's unselfish cutback, Grealish wheeled away in celebration.

It was Grealish's first goal since he scored in a 3-0 win over Wolves back in September.

The superb Jude Bellingham put Gareth Southgate's England ahead against Iran with a looping header ten minutes before half-time.

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Raheem Sterling netted in between a Bukayo Saka brace, before Marcus Rashford and Grealish completed the rout.

After the victory, Finaly says he is now certain that the boys will bring it home and win the World Cup.

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