Englands Euro 2020 fight song Sweet Caroline is minting Neil Diamond money

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What do Boston Red Sox fans and the nation of England have in common?

An affinity for Neil Diamond.

Somehow, his American anthem “Sweet Caroline” has become the fight song of the Three Lions throughout their improbable UEFA Euro 2020 finals run this summer.

It all started with Wembley Stadium DJ Tony Parry, who had a “gut” instinct to play the song after England’s 2-0 shutout of Germany in the round of 16, he told talkSPORT.

Since then, fans have adopted the song as their own and have been belting it out across the nation. Even players started singing to the crowd after their semi-final victory over Denmark.

“To hear them at the end, I mean you can’t beat a bit of ‘Sweet Caroline,’ can you? That’s a belter, really,” England’s manager Gareth Southgate told reporters after the Denmark match. 

England v Denmark  - UEFA Euro 2020: Semi-finalEngland v Denmark  - UEFA Euro 2020: Semi-final

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