The heartwarming story behind Jack Grealish's FIFA World Cup celebration

England's quest to claim a second World Cup got off to the perfect start on Monday afternoon, as they hammered Iran by six goals to two.

It was a complete performance from Gareth Southgate's side, who picked up their first competitive win of 2022 in some style.

Second-half substitute Jack Grealish put the icing on the cake for the Three Lions as he scored deep into stoppage time, but it was his unique celebration that sparked interest on social media.

It may have looked like a goofy celebration to most, but once you know the heartwarming story behind his dancing, you'll discover a newfound love for the 27-year-old.

That's for you, Finlay!

Jack Grealish is a character, to say the least, but he is also a wonderful human being.

Unbeknown to most, Grealish's youngster sister suffers from a disease called Cerebral Palsy, a disorder that affects a person's ability to move and maintain balance and posture.

Young Manchester City and England fan Finlay - who also suffers from the disease - heard about Grealish's sister and decided to write the Manchester City man a letter telling him about his experience with the disease, as well as his love for football, in particular, Manchester City and England.

After receiving the letter, Grealish wrote back to Finlay, sending him a letter and a signed shirt and told him how he'd love to meet up with him at some point.

That meeting took place at the City Football Academy shortly afterwards, and after Finlay had shown Grealish his trophy that he had won at football that day, Grealish offered to recreate a celebration of Finlay's choice the next time he scored a goal.

Now whilst Finlay initially asked Grealish to do the worm - which he laughed off, stating he couldn't as he may get injured - he then offered an alternative, a dance in which he waved his arms from side to side.

Grealish agreed to the second option and promised Finlay that he would do Finlay's celebration the next time he scored a goal. He did exactly that this evening.

So whilst it may have looked like the England forward was unnecessarily showboating at the expense of the heavily beaten Iranian side, he was actually keeping his promise to his young pal Finlay.

Jack Grealish really is a wonderful human being.

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