Kyle Walker reacts as Sheffield store becomes England star’s sanctuary for Euro 2020

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The Go Local Extra convenience store on Shoreham Street, opposite Sheffield United’s home in Bramall Lane, has been transformed into a sanctuary dedicated to the England and Manchester City star for the tournament.

The right-back’s face now shines on shoppers from the shelves, with 50 photos of the defender including life-size cutouts in place in the store.

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Jag Singh at his Go Local Extra store on Shoreham Street, which has been transformed into a Kyle Walker shrine with the help of Bud Light (Photo: Fabio De Paola / PA Wire)

Jag Singh at his Go Local Extra store on Shoreham Street, which has been transformed into a Kyle Walker shrine with the help of Bud Light (Photo: Fabio De Paola / PA Wire)

Walker grew up in Sharrow, a few miles from the store, and spent more than a decade with Sheffield United after joining the club at the age of seven.

Store owner Jag Singh, who is a huge England fan, said: “To have a local boy like Kyle in such a big tournament is really exciting and a really proud moment for Sheffield. The store faceover is our way of showing him and other English players our support.

“As a huge soccer fan, it’s great to get buyers excited about the tournament and the prospect of Kyle and his team bringing it home this summer!”

Walker said of the tribute: “Growing up in Sheffield, playing football as a kid, getting screened and going pro I always had incredible support from my local community and with the rest of the England team, I hope we can make all of our supporters proud.

Jag Singh said having a local boy like Kyle Walker representing England at Euro 2020 was “a really proud moment for Sheffield” (Photo: Fabio De Paola / PA Wire)

The convenience store has been transformed with the help of Bud Light, the official beer of the England men’s team.

To mark its sponsorship, the company created BOXHEADS – beer packs featuring the faces of Walker and his English teammates Jordan Pickford and Kieran Trippier.

The store is opposite Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane stadium (Photo: Fabio De Paola / PA Wire)
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