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England superfan is ordered to put his top back by Qatari official

England superfan is ordered to put his top back by Qatari official

Shirt hits the fan: 18-stone ‘Tango’ England superfan who always strips down to cheer on the Three Lions is told to put his top back on by Qatar officials in Wales win

An England fan famous for watching games without a shirt was told by a Qatari official to put on his top during last night’s World Cup win over Wales.

England fans were in a celebratory mood with the Three Lions comfortably leading Wales in the second half when Paul Gregory took off his top at Qatar’s Ahmad bin Ali Stadium last night.

But the 18-stone superfan’s joy was short-lived with the 59-year-old, affectionately known as Tango Man, soon spotted by security guards who ordered him to take cover.

Paul Gregory, known as Tango Man, was ordered to put his top back on by a Qatari official during the game against Wales after he got overexcited

The England fan had promised to keep her top on during games after Qatar issued a warning against topless football fans, but Tango seems to have forgotten the rule in all the excitement.

The England fan had promised to keep her top on during games after Qatar issued a warning against topless football fans, but Tango seems to have forgotten the rule in all the excitement.

A security guard working at the stadium spotted Tango and ordered him to put his shirt back on, letting the wind blow his sails

A security guard working at the stadium spotted Tango and ordered him to put his shirt back on, letting the wind blow his sails

Tango previously said the Qatar 2022 World Cup would be the best ever, but it's unclear whether being forced to watch the games in his shirt has changed his mind.

Tango previously said the Qatar 2022 World Cup would be the best ever, but it’s unclear whether being forced to watch the games in his shirt has changed his mind.

Photos show an ecstatic Tango raising his arms and cheering as goals from Phil Foden and Marcus Rashford ensured England progress to the next round.

But moments later, a security guard in a bright yellow tender had appeared alongside him to enforce the rules at the Qatar stadium.

Tango dutifully grabbed his shirt and covered his tattooed chest.

The Sheffield Wednesday fanatic previously said the Qatar 2022 World Cup would be the best ever, despite doubters, but it’s unclear whether being forced to watch games in his shirt has changed of opinion.

The England fan had promised to keep her top on during games after Qatar issued a warning against topless football fans, but Tango seems to have forgotten the rule in all the excitement.

He’s become something of a local talisman for the England team, with pictures of Tango appearing in the crowd just before Harry Kane kicked goals into the net.

Paul has become something of a homegrown talisman for the England team, with pictures of Tango appearing in the crowd just before Harry Kane kicked goals into the net.

Paul has become something of a homegrown talisman for the England team, with pictures of Tango appearing in the crowd just before Harry Kane kicked goals into the net.

Paul and his girlfriend Rachel, 51, a lorry driver from Barnsley, don't go to gigs or the pub so they've had enough to follow England around the world

Paul and his girlfriend Rachel, 51, a lorry driver from Barnsley, don’t go to gigs or the pub so they’ve had enough to follow England around the world

Father-of-two Paul first traveled to watch England at the World Cup in Spain in 1982 and says he never caused any problems at any of the games.

Initially saying he was “drained” from the shirtless decision, he still promised fellow fans that the 2022 World Cup would be his best yet.

He set aside £100 a month for three years to save money to buy the tickets, which cost him £1,308.

His one-way flight, booked in April, was £600, and a shared apartment for 10 days to cover the group stages costs £200 per night.

Paul and his girlfriend Rachel, 51, a lorry driver from Barnsley, don’t go to gigs or pubs so they have plenty to follow England around the world.

Paul, a Sheffield Wednesday fan, traveled to watch England at the World Cup in Spain in 1982. Everyone supported different clubs, but England fans all play together, he said, recalling with emotion of the event.

He was nicknamed ‘Tango’ over 30 years ago as he watched Sheffield Wednesday play Crystal Palace.

Paul is convinced it could be the World Cup when England emerge triumphant.

Paul was nicknamed 'Tango' over 30 years ago as he watched Sheffield Wednesday play Crystal Palace

Paul was nicknamed ‘Tango’ over 30 years ago as he watched Sheffield Wednesday play Crystal Palace

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