Peter Crouch plays football at Isle Of Wight Festival (News)


Former England striker also moshes during Kasabian and Jordan Allen shows

Former England international footballer Peter Crouch was among the guests at Isle Of Wight Festival on its opening day.

Crouch, who played for England at the World Cup in 2006 and 2010, was spotted having a kickabout backstage with Judas, whose singer John Clancy is the younger brother of Crouch’s wife Abbey Clancy.

Judas were the opening band at the Big Top tent at the festival, with Stoke City striker Crouch and model Clancy in the audience.

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The pair were later in the front row when Bolton band Jordan Allen headlined the This Feeling With Pirate Studios And Pretty Green tent. Crouch has been friends with Jordan Allen since they supported Judas on tour.

During Jordan Allen’s 45-minute show, 6ft 7in Crouch showed why he plays in attack rather than in goal when he spectacularly failed to catch a tambourine thrown at him by guitarist Danny Quin. During the closing stages of the set, Crouch joined in when Jordan Allen’s singer – also called Jordan Allen – ordered the crowd to do a go-low crouch-and-jump, and joined in the singalong for final song ‘R.O.S.I.E.’

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Unsigned four-piece Jordan Allen recently released new single ‘Synchronised’, which they have called an unofficial World Cup anthem. Allen told the crowd how previous single ‘110 Ways To Make Things Better’ was written after his father Keith died from a brain tumour in 2016, with proceeds going to The Brain Tumour Charity.

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Following Jordan Allen’s set, Crouch and Clancy went to see main stage headliners Kasabian, where Crouch was videoed moshing in the middle of the crowd.

Crouch scored five goals last season, which ended with Stoke relegated from the Premier League to the Championship. He joked on Twitter  earlier this month that he was still available for the England squad, sharing a video of him kicking a football into a basketball hoop in his back garden.


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