Fenland football fan spotted on national TV as he takes Wisbech-embellished flag to Russia for the 2018 World Cup semi-final

PUBLISHED: 11:14 12 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:14 12 July 2018

Paul Green from Upwell (pictured) was spotted with his three Norwich pals on national TV during the World Cup semi-final England game with his Wisbech flag. Picture: Twitter / Paul Green

Paul Green from Upwell (pictured) was spotted with his three Norwich pals on national TV during the World Cup semi-final England game with his Wisbech flag. Picture: Twitter / Paul Green

Twitter / Paul Green

A man from Fenland, along with three of his Norwich pals, were spotted on national television last night (July 11) when supporting England during their World Cup game against Croatia.

Paul Green from Upwell (pictured) was spotted with his three Norwich pals on national TV during the World Cup semi-final England game with his Wisbech flag. Picture: Facebook / Submitted / Paul GreenPaul Green from Upwell (pictured) was spotted with his three Norwich pals on national TV during the World Cup semi-final England game with his Wisbech flag. Picture: Facebook / Submitted / Paul Green

Paul Green, who lives in Upwell, took his Wisbech-embellished England flag to the semi-final match in Russia, sporting the Norwich City Football Club emblem in the top left and bottom right corners.

The flag has been to more than 20 football games during its lifetime, locations including South Africa, Albania, Kazakhstan and even Spain during the 1982 World Cup.

Dozens of people spotted the group last night, Wisbech’s social media forums were full of images of the town’s name plastered across their television screens.

Paul Green from Upwell (pictured) was spotted with his three Norwich pals on national TV during the World Cup semi-final England game with his Wisbech flag. Picture: Facebook / Submitted / Paul GreenPaul Green from Upwell (pictured) was spotted with his three Norwich pals on national TV during the World Cup semi-final England game with his Wisbech flag. Picture: Facebook / Submitted / Paul Green

One user said: “Ayyyy big up Wisbech, at the World Cup semi final.”

Another football fan added: “Legend even has the right team emblem.”

Paul describes the atmosphere last night as ‘unbelievable’ that was of course until Croatia scored against England – not once, but twice – leaving the final result at 2 -1 to Croatia, sending us packing.

Paul Green from Upwell (pictured) was spotted with his three Norwich pals on national TV during the World Cup semi-final England game with his Wisbech flag. Picture: Facebook / Danielle WallworkPaul Green from Upwell (pictured) was spotted with his three Norwich pals on national TV during the World Cup semi-final England game with his Wisbech flag. Picture: Facebook / Danielle Wallwork

Paul and his friends now face a gruelling journey back to Norfolk from Russia via Moldova, but he says although the trip is long, it is still “well worth it”.

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