Clarets fans and brothers fly the flag for Burnley FC at World Cup

Devoted Clarets fans and brothers Harry and Ben Tomlinson made sure their beloved team was seen by millions of people during the World Cup.

Wednesday, 27th June 2018, 11:41 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th June 2018, 11:43 am
Brothers Harry and Ben Tomlinson with their Burnley FC flag at the World Cup

Harry (21) and 19-year-old Ben, who are in Russia for the World Cup, bagged themselves a prime spot behind the goal in Saturday's sensational match when England thrashed Panama 6-1.

And they were flying an England flag bearing the name Burnley FC and their own names.

Watching at home in Burnley were their proud grandparents Ken and Margaret Tomlinson.

Ken said: "I think they are having a great time at the World Cup watching as many games as they can."

Originally from Burnley the brothers, who both go to Sheffield University, now live in Billingham in the North East with their dad Andrew.

But they remain loyal Clarets fan who are season ticket holders.

Ken, who is well known for his connections to Greenbrook Methodist Church in Burnley, said: "The boys never miss any Burnley games, either home or away."