Harry Kane's tribute to fan who died in pub as England captain scored against Germany

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Charlie Naughton collapsed and died while watching England's Euro 2020 match against Germany. (GoFundMe)
Charlie Naughton collapsed and died while watching England's Euro 2020 match against Germany. (GoFundMe)

Harry Kane has paid tribute to a football fan who died in a pub as the England captain scored against Germany at the Euros.

Charlie Naughton, 29, from London, was in his local pub watching the last 16 match of Euro 2020 on Tuesday with family and friends.

After Kane scored England’s second goal, Mr Naughton collapsed and, despite the efforts of paramedics, later died.

On Friday, Kane tweeted his condolences to Mr Naughton's family, adding: "We will give it everything tomorrow and the for the rest of the tournament for fans like Charlie."

More than £11,000 has been raised through a GoFundMe page, set up by friend Rowan Maclennan, to pay for funeral costs.

Harry KAne tweet
Harry KAne tweet

A tribute on the GoFundMe page reads: "Our darling boy Charlie was suddenly taken from us on Tuesday, 29 June, as Harry Kane scored the second goal for England. 

"He was watching the football in his local pub surrounded by family and friends when he suddenly collapsed. 

"The emergency services worked tirelessly for three hours to save him but our boy Charlie sadly passed away.

"Charlie had just turned 29 years old and was a passionate supporter of his club and country - Chelsea and England.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Harry Kane of England celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Round of 16 match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on June 29, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Eddie Keogh - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)
Harry Kane celebrates scoring England's second goal in the last 16 win over Germany at Euro 2020 on Tuesday. (Getty)

"This poignant moment in British history that will be remembered by all but for all of Charlie’s family and friends this will be the most devastating time of their lives.”

In a Facebook tribute, Charlie’s sister, Dollie Naughton, wrote: "My darling brother Charlie.

"Words can’t explain the pain we are all in right now, you truly are one in a million.

"They really do take the best cos you sure was Char. Sleep tight my angel, I’ll love you forever and I’ll see you again one day."

Chelsea and England players Reece James and Mason Mount paid tribute to Mr Naughton on Twitter.

James tweeted: "Rest in peace Charlie".

England won the game against Germany 2-0 after two late goals by Raheem Stirling and Kane.

They will face Ukraine on Saturday in Rome for the quarter-finals.

Watch: England fans celebrate win over Germany at Euros

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