Wednesday 22 February 2017

Rory McIlroy wears a brilliant tribute to George Best as he flies in to support Northern Ireland

Published 21/06/2016 | 16:00

Northern Ireland will be cheered on by one of their most famous fans in Paris this evening after Rory McIlroy flew to France to take in his country's crunch Group C clash against Germany tonight.

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McIlroy disappointingly missed the cut at the US Open last week, but has opted to get over his poor showing at the year's second Major by journeying to France with a gang friends to watch Michael O'Neill's men in action.

The golfer's matchday attire is pretty cool too, with the four-time Major champion eschewing a jersey in favour of a t-shirt with George Best's face on it.

Northern Ireland play world champions Germany knowing that a win guarantees them a last 16 place, while a draw should see them through to the second round too.

After losing their opening game 1-0 to Poland, they bounced back with an emphatic 2-0 victory over Ukraine to put themselves in contention for the knockout stage.

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