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Thanet man’s hilarious sign ‘to spread the joy’ as England beat Denmark

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A man from Thanet has hilariously modified a road sign following England's win over Denmark on Wednesday (July 7).

James Adshead, 27, used the sign on Denmark Road to spread some joy and positivity after a challenging year.

The Ramsgate shop owner used tape to cover up the 'Road' lettering on the sign, and stuck a '1' over it.

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Mr Adshead then stuck lettering to the bricks above the sign which read 'England 2'.

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The sign displays the score of the tie, which saw the Three Lions advance to Sunday's final with a 2-1 victory.

It will be the first time since the 1966 World Cup that England will walk onto the pitch as finalists at a major international competition.

The sign displays the score of the tie

Speaking on the method behind the sign, Mr Adshead said: "Someone a few days ago had used the Denmark sign to say 'it's coming home' so that got me thinking.

"With Denmark in the road name, I knew I simply had to do something along those lines to follow on from that.

"I turned up at around 11am today after thinking about it last night."

Despite it being a relatively quick job to complete, the passionate football fan soon discovered an issue.

"I did have a bit of difficulty because the tape wouldn't stick properly to the bricks," he said.

"I've got some decent adhesive tape so I had to use that instead.

"I also have a label printer so I used that to help me too.

"A couple of people saw me doing it and they laughed and saw the funny side, which is great."

Denmark Road

Mr Adshead did admit that not everyone sees the humorous side, however he hopes people can enjoy themselves after a challenging year in lockdown.

"It has had a positive reaction overall and I just think that everyone needs to have a laugh," he added.

"Especially with the year we've had, everything's just too serious these days.

"By doing something silly like that, it hopefully can bring joy and smiles to people's faces."

Harry Kane's extra-time penalty sent England fans across the county into pandemonium.

Fans were even singing late into the night in Rochester high street as they spilled out of pubs.

Mr Adshead watched the game with friends and family, and is already looking forward to Sunday's final against Italy.

"My step-dad built an outside TV area with decking so I watched the game with family and friends," he said.

"We had a great evening, and now we can't wait for Sunday.

"I feel like we're [England] up against it versus Italy, whatever the result it's been a wild ride.

"If it's going to be our year, it has to be this year!"

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