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VIDEO: 'Awesome Irish fans have been the life of the party' - Eric Cantona praises supporters - and belts out Will Grigg's On Fire

Published 25/06/2016 | 11:47

Eric Cantona is the latest to sing the praises of the Irish fans in France.

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The travelling Green Army have been making headlines around the world for their good behaviour and party atmosphere that they have brought to Euro 2016.

And it hasn't gone unnoticed by Manchester United legend Cantona.

"The awesome Irish fans have been the life of the party. Singing with the police, putting babies to sleep, serenading the ladies. They also multiply bread, change water into beer, they even know the end to Game Of Thrones."

It's here, however, where King Eric gets a tad confused as he then sings a rendition of Will Grigg's On Fire.

The Old Trafford icon released a colourful round-up of the tournament so far in a video for Eurosport.

Northern Ireland striker Will Grigg has been a crowd favourite as he has "been on fire" scoring 28 goals last season prompting the now viral chant to the tune of '90s dance anthem Freed from Desire by Gala.

It went viral online after fans were filmed singing in the stands at the 24-year-old's home club Wigan Athletic.

Wigan threw its weight behind an official release of the song, remixed by London dance duo Blondie, and the track initially shot to number 10 in the charts.

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