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Louis Tomlinson Greeted as Hero After Setting Up TV at Glastonbury Festival to Screen England’s Euro 2024 Soccer Match

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There are two things the English cannot live without: soccer and Glastonbury. The legendary summer festival that took place over the weekend drew 200,000 to see sets by headliners Dua Lipa, LCD Soundsystem, Coldplay, SZA and Burna Boy, even as England was fighting for its life in a thrilling elimination game against Slovakia in the Euro 2024 soccer tournament.


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According to the Guardian, former One Direction star and solo singer Louis Tomlinson livestreamed the game in a festival campsite on a flat screen TV taped to a trolley fueled by a generator on Sunday morning, drawing hundreds to the site to watch the match. The move came after festival officials announced last week that the match would not be shown on Glasto grounds to avoid clashing with main stage performances.

“It’s the second screen I’ve bought,” Tomlinson told the Guardian when the game went into extra time after England’s Jude Bellingham knotted things up with a thrilling 95th minute equalizer; Harry Kane scored during extra time to send England to the quarter finals.. “The first got cracked. I wasn’t going to take credit for it because it looked like we were going to lose in normal time, but now that we’ve equalised I’m happy to.”

The Guardian said that Tomlinson bought the gear earlier in the day and was originally planning to watch the game in the VIP backstage area before spotty reception forced him to find another location near the Pyramid stage. Tomlinson, dressed in a vintage England windbreaker said, “it was a little touch-and-go at times because the signal kept going in and out… luckily we got the win and we pulled it off.”

Check out the scene at Glastonbury below.

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