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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