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VIDEO: After it went viral, is this the best soccer chant of all time?

Wigan Athletic v Barnsley - Sky Bet League One

WIGAN, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Will Grigg of Wigan Athletic (obscured 2L) celebrates with team mates as he scores their first goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Wigan Athletic and Barnsley at DW Stadium on May 8, 2016 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

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This has to be up there as one of the best chants of all time.

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Wigan Athletic -- yes, that Wigan who Roberto Martinez lead to the FA Cup but were relegated in the same season back in 2012-13 -- won promotion to the English Championship this season as young manager Gary Caldwell masterminded the success.

On the pitch, though, one man stole the show: Will Grigg.

The Northern Ireland national team striker scored 28 goals to lead the Latics to the title and one Wigan fan was so impressed he was hellbent on making a chant he made up for Grigg into a sensation.

Wigan fan Sean Kennedy made an initial video on YouTube singing Grigg’s name to the tune of 90s dance song “Freed from desire” by Gala and it has now gone viral, even earning Kennedy a free season ticket next year courtesy of Wigan’s chairman David Sharpe.

In recent weeks the chant has stolen the show in the stands with fans belting it out and even the players have got in on the act after they won the League One title.

Below are a few video clips which tell the story of how this chant grew from one man signing at a computer screen in his house, to being known the world over.


This is how it all began. Ignore the Alicia Keys song at the start...

Then it started to catch on, big time...

And on...

The players even serenaded Grigg himself on the pitch after they won the League One title

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