Thursday 27 October 2016

McGrath 'honoured' to meet his idol Rod


aston Villa star Jack Grealish is certainly enjoying his well-earned break on the Canary Islands.

Some Irish fans were a little annoyed with under-21 international on Saturday when he tweeted a poolside photo of himself on Twitter just after Scotland had equalised in Ireland's crucial Group D qualifier at the Aviva on Saturday.

The skillful midfielder, who finds himself in the middle of an international tug-of-war between Ireland and England, was pictured sprawled out on the street during his holiday in Tenerife at the weekend and the images were posted on social media.

The 19-year-old, who was central to Aston Villa's FA Cup final appearance, was caught up in a scandal earlier this year after allegedly inhaling 'hippy crack'.

Social media user Briony King tweeted an image of Grealish appearing to lie on the ground (inset).

Jack's brother Kevan has criticised the posting of the pictures online, saying: "So sad how Jack can't be left alone even on his four weeks' holiday. We're having a great time and Jack is fine. Up the f**king villa."

Meanwhile, Irish football legend Paul McGrath expressed his delight at meeting his hero, Rod Stewart, during the Ireland game at the weekend.

The former defender was sitting in the stand watching the Ireland v Scotland game, when the singing legend spotted him. Stewart is a massive footie fan and one of Scotland's best-known supporters.

Tweeting to his followers, McGrath said that he has "admired" Rod for years and that the encounter was "an honour".

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