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ENGLAND FOOTBALL FANS SCORE FACETIME SURPRISE
England football stars Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill put down their football kits and picked up the phones to give dedicated fans a special treat. Manning the Vauxhall Fan hotline for one day only, the players surprised lucky supporters with a FaceTime call to thank them for their never ending support, with hilarious results.
England fans were encouraged to enter a competition to win their national teams football shirt as part of the Vauxhall Motors #GetIN campaign, designed to bring fans close to the players with one off experiences. Vardy and Cahill added the extra surprise for the lucky winners, by calling them on FaceTime to let them know they had won the competition and would be receiving a football top, signed by them both.
Highlights from the day included:
• Passionate fan, Christine Bulton, received her surprise call walking through Wimbledon Park, and belted out the national anthem (while holding her nose?!) much to players delight
• The two footballers didn’t waste the opportunity to have a bit of fun with the lucky callers, making fan Simon Lucas and his brother-in-law do their best chicken impression, Jamie Vardy responded with an impression of his own - don’t expect to see him doing that on the football pitch!
• The players surprised a group of school children visiting Wembley. Judging by the kids over the top reaction the call must have made their trip
Andrew Curley, Head of Sponsorship and Events at Vauxhall Motors, said: “As sponsors of the Home teams we were delighted to surprise these dedicated fans with their national heroes – giving them their own #GetIN moment. #GetIN is about rewarding the fans for their unwavering support as we build excitement ahead of Russia 2018.”
As official sponsor of our national football teams, Vauxhall Motors launched #GetIN as a platform for fans to show their support for their teams, celebrate the spirit of football and give fans one off experiences and real #GetIN moments. Kicking off earlier this year, the campaign started with a nationwide hunt for the ultimate #GetIN goal celebration ahead of the European Championships in France.