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A Three Lions superfan who has lined his home in St George’s flags says he’s “England through and through” and will not be deterred by trolls who name him racist.

Martin Baker has adorned his dwelling in Thanington, Canterbury, with dozens of patriotic decorations as Euro 2024 kicks off.

The bricklayer has even painted his driveway pink and white in help of Harry Kane and co – who received their first group stage match in opposition to Serbia final evening.

But when an image of his home was posted on social media, some criticised the decorations, claiming the St George’s flag was related to racism.

The 50-year-old mentioned: “There were some nasty comments with people saying things like, ‘You’re National Front’ and ‘What universal credit do you claim?'”

But the dad-of-three says it will not put him off. He added: “I’ve done this loads of times – every time the Euros or the World Cup is on all the flags go up.

“I like England and I went one step additional this yr and painted the driveway myself with the flag.

“I’ve even been trying to get a huge flag for the roof but I can’t find one.

“The neighbours do not appear to thoughts, and individuals are at all times stopping to take images exterior with all of the flags.”

Speaking of the comments from haters he said: “I simply laughed it off. I put the flags up for a little bit of enjoyable.

“At the end of the day, I live in England, I’m in England, I’m England through and through and I’ll fly the English flag if I want to.”

A lifelong supporter of the nationwide group, Mr Baker travelled to Portugal to observe England play within the 2004 Euros and even has the Three Lions badge tattooed on his chest.

This yr he’ll be watching the motion on the pub with some mates whereas having fun with a couple of beers – and he is feeling assured in regards to the facet’s prospects.

He mentioned: “I reckon we could go all the way. We have a good young side with some experience as well.

“So lengthy as we make it by the group levels, I feel we have got an excellent probability.”