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16:30 5th July 2018

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The other night grime star Stormzy stopped dead in the middle of his own headline slot to watch England absolutely smash it by beating Colombia on penalties.

The London MC wasn’t headlining any old festival, by the way – it was his own self-organised #MERKY Festival, at Ibiza Rocks in (you guessed it) Ibiza.

So fair enough, at least he wasn’t likely to get in trouble with the big cheeses.

Anyway, straight after Eric Dier’s confident winning strike, the confetti cannons exploded and Stormy launched into a barnstorming rendition of giant hit ‘Big For Your Boots’.

Like, imagine if we’d lost. Jesus.

Anyway, also on the #MERKY bill were fellow Londoners Krept & Konan, Mabel McVey (whose mum is Neneh Cherry, who knew?) and snarly Tottenham trap geezer Avelino.

Already well on his way to national treasure status thanks to these sorts of antics, earlier this year you’ll recall that no less than the Archbishop of Canterbury gave Stormzy a shout out ahead of his own big gig – presiding over the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

In an interview with noted grime station BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, The Most Rev Justin Welby said he was preparing for the service and spending time reflecting on his responsibilities with Stormzy’s hit ‘Blinded By Your Grace’, drawing inspiration from the lyrics to help him keep his focus and concentration during the ceremony. v “There’s a line in that – ‘I stay prayed up and get the job done’ – I think that sort of sums it up,” Mr Welby said. Yeah.

England play Sweden this saturday. Stay prayed up.

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Photo: Ellen Offredy