England til I dye

The Northern Echo: COME ON ENGLAND: Charlie the shih tzu has dyed his fur to support England in the World Cup. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT COME ON ENGLAND: Charlie the shih tzu has dyed his fur to support England in the World Cup. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

IT'S a case of "fur we go, fur we go, fur we go" as far as England fan Charlie the pooch is concerned.

Charlie has been given a special "petriotic" hair-do in support of England's bid for World Cup glory.

The three-year-old shih tzu enjoys watching football matches with owners Gary Reed and Jo Adams, who live in Teesville, Middlesbrough.

And the couple decided to give Charlie a fetching red, white and blue look in time for England's campaign, which started with a 2-1 defeat against Italy at the weekend.

Jo explained that the lovable pet goes for a styling session at Betty Brown's Beauties dog parlour, in nearby Eston, every six weeks but this time she fancied something different to mark the World Cup.

"People seem to love it – he's always getting beeped by passing cars and cheered by England fans. You've got to get behind the lads," said Jo.

"Charlie sat and watched the first game with us but went to his bed when Italy scored their second goal. Hopefully, our luck will change against Uruguay but the chances are that the dye will last a lot longer than England in the World Cup."

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11:34am Thu 19 Jun 14

George1965 says...

Obviously the dog has the highest intelligence in their house. What a pair of idiots to have the dogs fur dyed. Mind you, they are from Middlesbrough !
Obviously the dog has the highest intelligence in their house. What a pair of idiots to have the dogs fur dyed. Mind you, they are from Middlesbrough ! George1965
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12:51pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Ally F says...

A topical publicity stunt, and perhaps more tasteful than encrusting your house with acres of cheap red and white IN-GER-LUND tat purchased from Lidl (A German company; oh the irony.)

The dog has no concept of patriotism, Englishness, Britishness, etc. Mind you, much the same can be said of the majority of Premier League football players - many of whom don't have English as their mother tongue.

Wishing the home squad well tonight, but wth a realistic expectation of our abilities on the world stage. We will get through to the final 16 knock-out round I expect, but a couple more weeks will probably see the grass verses of the region littered with discarded England car flags as they were 4 years ago, 8 years ago, 12 years ago, etc. Our best ranking since 1966 was 4th in 1990.
A topical publicity stunt, and perhaps more tasteful than encrusting your house with acres of cheap red and white IN-GER-LUND tat purchased from Lidl (A German company; oh the irony.) The dog has no concept of patriotism, Englishness, Britishness, etc. Mind you, much the same can be said of the majority of Premier League football players - many of whom don't have English as their mother tongue. Wishing the home squad well tonight, but wth a realistic expectation of our abilities on the world stage. We will get through to the final 16 knock-out round I expect, but a couple more weeks will probably see the grass verses of the region littered with discarded England car flags as they were 4 years ago, 8 years ago, 12 years ago, etc. Our best ranking since 1966 was 4th in 1990. Ally F
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1:33pm Thu 19 Jun 14

lilli loo says...

Go charlie i think this was a great idea charlie looks awesome sporting his new look george1965 dont be such a killjoy its just a bit of fun to get behind the lads COME ON ENGLAND !!!!
Go charlie i think this was a great idea charlie looks awesome sporting his new look george1965 dont be such a killjoy its just a bit of fun to get behind the lads COME ON ENGLAND !!!! lilli loo
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