Trippier becomes a freeman

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Spurs defender Kieran Trippier will be awarded the freedom of Bury for his brilliant performances in Russia.

Tripps excelled for the Three Lions epitomised when he scored a superb free-kick in the semi-final defeat to Croatia.

And now Trippier, 27, is set to receive the highest honour a council can give a civilian.Speaking to the Bury Times after a meeting, Councillor Rishi Shori said: “Kieran and his England team mates have given a huge amount of joy for local people with their incredible performances during the World Cup.

He added; “To reach the semi-final for only the third time in England’s history is an amazing achievement. I was nine years the old the last time it happened – I am a lot older now!Kieran himself was outstanding, scoring a penalty in the shoot out with Colombia and of course that unforgettable free kick again Croatia. 

He is now only the third Englishman to have scored in a World Cup semi and certainly the first from Bury!

“He deserves to be acknowledged. He is a huge role model to younger people and hopefully can inspire the next generation of footballers in Bury.”

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