It is always much more than just football. The democratic game decided on the field, but that goes beyond the four lines. There are always chances. Move with the heart. Especially when teams live realities so different and distant.
How to celebrate and eternalize a unique moment? The players of Chorley FC, after qualifying for the fourth round of the FA Cup, the oldest football tournament in the world, for the first time in its history, did the unusual: they sang emotionally the song “Someone Like You”, by the British singer Adele.
Adele watched the video and commented with a heart emoji:
— Adele (@Adele) January 10, 2021
Although one may think that it is not a really happy song, the athletes knew how to reframe the song and put notes of strong emotion in those who watch the celebration. The players and members of the coaching staff of the team are without a mask, but complying with the protocols of The Football Association, the highest body of English football.
Chorley FC now face Wolverhampton on Saturday, January 23, in a single match.