Sunday 22 September 2019

Watch German football fans’ dazzling rendition of Last Christmas

Mainz fans held their phones aloft as they sang.

The fans sang Last Christmas (@undercoverwolio/Twitter and Yui Mok/PA)
The fans sang Last Christmas (@undercoverwolio/Twitter and Yui Mok/PA)

By Edd Dracott, Press Association

German football fans have been getting into the festive spirit with a glittering rendition of Wham!’s Last Christmas.

Mainz fans in the away end at Hoffenheim held their lit phones aloft to create not just a tuneful musical delight but a visual display too.

The joyous footage was taken by Tom Maple, from Oxford, who was taken by some German friends to the Bundesliga game, which finished in a 1-1 draw.

“I thought both sets of fans were great but the Mainz fans made a lasting impression,” the Wycombe Wanderers fan told the Press Association.

“The use of mobile phones during Last Christmas really made the moment an absolute classic.

“The friends who took me are Borussia (Dortmund) fans, they are not impressed with my new-found allegiance!”

Asked which songs he would like to hear sung on the terraces on Boxing Day, Mr Maple said: “It would be good to hear Do They Know It’s Christmas (being sung a lot during the Darts at present) and some Pogues and Kirsty MacColl.”

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