The inspiration behind Will Grigg's famous song as Hamburg fans sign petition

While the now-famous 'Will Grigg's on fire' song gained rapid momentum during Northern Ireland's run at EURO 2016, the chant, which actually started after the 25 year-old's remarkable form for Wigan Athletic in 2015-2016, has been given another boost by Hamburg fans.

Will Grigg

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Grigg, who was born in the West Midlands of England, scored 28 goals for Wigan in all competitions last season to almost single-handedly secure the League One title and the Latics' promotion to the Championship.

His catchy song, which even rose into the top 10 of the United Kingdom charts, was produced by Wigan fan Sean Kennedy - who adapted the 1996 Gala hit 'Freed from Desire' to illustrate Grigg's goalscoring expolits.

Wigan chairman David Sharpe paid tribute to Kennedy's creativity by giving Kennedy a complementary season ticket for 2016-2017.

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Here's the original Gala hit. Maybe Kennedy has a future in as a music aggregator?



Well Bundesliga outfit Hamburg have also jumped on the Grigg bandwagon - with almost 11,000 fans signing a to bring the Wigan and Northern Ireland cult-hero to the club.

You can't blame them can you? After all, 'Will Grigg's on fire, your defence is terrified'!


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Published 24 July 2016 at 2:58pm
By Patrick Nugent