England’s goalie Jordan Pickford is a Lucy Spraggan fan – and his tweet about her is adorable

England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is a fan of Lucy Spraggan, and he thinks her “#lyricsarequality.”

Pickford has been hailed as a national hero since his incredible save on Tuesday night, paving the way for England’s first ever penalty shootout win against Columbia in the World Cup.

The victory sent England through to the quarter-finals of the tournament, meaning Pickford’s team will face Sweden on Saturday.

Now, it’s been revealed that Pickford is not only a sterling goalkeeper – but that he also has a superb taste in music.

Posting on Twitter back in 2012, the footballer proclaimed his love for openly gay singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan and her single “Tea and Toast.”

“Lucy spraggan tea and toast is a decent song like #lyricsarequality,” he wrote.

An article in NME also revealed that Pickford is a fan of John Legend, who he described as “top draw,” as well as Bastille, Ed Sheeran, and Passenger.

Pickford thinks Spraggan’s lyrics are “quality.” (JPickford1/Twitter)

Pickford’s tweet also cryptically channels LGBT+ vibes because it could easily be misread as saying Spraggan’s “lyrics are equality.”

His tweet dates to September 2012, coinciding with Spraggan’s rise to fame on The X Factor. 

Spraggan made it through to the live shows on the singing contest, but quit in November due to illness, finishing in ninth place.

The musician has a big LGBT+ fanbase, and has played at Pride events across the UK. She will play at Manchester Pride this summer.

Lucy Spraggan and her wife Georgina Spraggan. (@lspraggan)

Her song “Tea and Toast” is about a couple falling in love and growing old together.

Queer football fans have been frustrated by the timing of England’s match against Sweden, which clashes with Pride in London. 

Earlier this week, PinkNews revealed that countries with better laws protecting LGBT+ rights have so far done overwhelmingly better in the 2018 World Cup than their intolerant counterparts.

Pride in London’s iconic parade will be held on Saturday, with up to a million people expected to attend. If you’re planning to go along, here’s all you need to know. 

Transport for London (TfL) has painted underground roundels and benches with the Pride-colours – using the trans flag for the first time – in the run-up to the event.

Meanwhile, Eurostar has painted a rainbow on its platform at St Pancras International to welcome revellers to Pride in London.