Sunday 19 November 2017

Irish fan sought by French woman after Euros selfie is found...and he has a girlfriend

Célia Knight with fellow redhead
Célia Knight with fellow redhead
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

The Irish have made a big impact in France but one young local woman was especially smitten with a member of the travelling Green Army.

Célia Knight met a fellow redhead in the Lyon Fanzone yesterday and took this selfie.

However poor Célia didn't get the opportunity to ask the mystery man for his name, number or relationship status and so she posted a desperate Facebook message looking for help.

She wrote: "I was happy to be in the company of this gentleman but unfortunately I haven't had time to ask his name and contact details.

"Can you help me find him?"

Célia explained that they were in the Fanzone in the Bellecour area of Lyon and she bumped into the fellow redhead near the UEFA booth.

Struck by his hair colour, the young woman asked for an impromptu snap.

"Share, maybe I'd meet him thanks to you all," she added.

Her post was shared on The Euro 2016 Group on Facebook and the guy was recognised by a woman claiming to be his girlfriend.

Anna Kindlon wrote: "Awkward moment when this is your boyfriend Sean Bean Maguire."

Her post was liked almost 150 times and then the man himself stood forward with a brilliant response.

Sean wrote: "Anyone want a plane ticket back home...don't think I will go."

He later added: "I can confirm this photo is completely innocent and i didn't do anything! Haha all is good. Good laugh at the comments though!Lol!"

But what about poor Célia? Her response was short and sweet. "I found him thanks for all!!"

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