WATCH: These tennis fans' recreation of the Will Grigg chant for Andy Murray is painful to watch
It just doesn’t work.
For a while during Euro 2016 you couldn’t turn on a TV without hearing the ‘Will Grigg’s on fire’ song or one of its many variations; the Shane Long version, for example, proved wildly popular with Irish fans.
It’s died down a bit since Ireland, Northern Ireland and England exited the Euros, but it was given a rendition on Friday morning in the most unlikely of venues, Wimbledon, before Andy Murray’s semi-final with Tomas Berdych.
We’re not trying to diss tennis fans or anything, but football-style chanting isn’t really a thing at tennis matches and as a result, the attempt of these guys to replace ‘Will Grigg’ with ‘Murray’ and ‘your defence’ with ‘Centre Court’ didn’t really work.
@JOEdotie how about these Tennis hooligans... Wouldn't mess with these lads 😂 #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/EEN32zZPas
— Shane Brady (@ShaneBrady1982) July 8, 2016
It did not go down well...
The absolute fucking state of it.
Fuck off. pic.twitter.com/YahgpSsZoH
— SteveArmo ⚫️🟠 (@sarm0161) July 8, 2016
"Murray's on fire, Centre Court is terrified."
Enough is enough.
— Will Watt (@WillWatt) July 8, 2016
"Murray's on fire, centre court is terrified"
I've had enough, I want out.
— Gary Maiden (@Gary_Maiden) July 8, 2016
Fuck off. They are singing Murray's on fire
Christ the fucking night
— Glenn (@Glenn_Liverpool) July 8, 2016
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