Premier League stars respond to Maddison’s touching Instagram snap

The U21 European Championships are just around the corner and England are almost ready to go. James Maddison, Leicester City’s attacking midfielder, will be joining the Young Lions’ 23-man squad as one of the nine midfielders called up by coach Aidy Boothroyd.

The Foxes’ star has taken to Instagram to showcase his new boots that he’ll be wearing throughout the tournament, and it was met with a lot of support and love by his fellow England teammates, friends and the national team’s official account.

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The unbelievably special football boots I will be wearing during the European Championships for @england . My best friend always with me 🧡 @superstrongsophie Thankyou so much for the surprise @pumafootball 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

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Of course, the boots are so special because they honour his great late friend Sophie Turner who lost her battle with cancer not so long ago.

Many of his teammates and friends were quick to point out this was truly a touch of class from Maddison with many replies with heart emojis supporting this move and applauding the player.

Even England’s official account admitted this was truly a great act from the young 22-year-old as they pointed out it was quite the lovely touch.

Other players, teammates or not, were also not immune to this touching tribute to a late friend. Well done, Maddison!