WATCH: FaceTime surprise for Northern Ireland fans

Michael McGovern and Josh Magennis
Michael McGovern and Josh Magennis

Football stars from Northern Ireland picked up their phones to give dedicated members of the green and white army a special treat.

Manning the Vauxhall Fan Hotline for one day only, Josh Magennis and Michael McGovern surprised lucky supporters with a FaceTime call to thank them for their never-ending support, with hilarious results.

Football fans were encouraged to enter a competition to win their national team’s football shirt as part of the Vauxhall Motors #GetIN campaign, designed to bring fans closer to the players with one-off experiences. Players from each Home Team added an extra surprise as they called them on FaceTime, letting them know they had won.

Highlights from the day included a Northern Ireland fan getting a lot of attention for his facial hair, with Magennis commenting ‘what a tash!’

Andrew Curley, Head of Sponsorship and Events at Vauxhall Motors, said: “We were delighted to surprise these dedicated fans – giving them their own #GetIN moment. #GetIN is about rewarding fans for their unwavering support as we build excitement ahead of Russia 2018. It’s not every day you come face to face with your footballing heroes.”