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A Lydd banner is shown during an England v Ecuador pre-World Cup game in Miami.

By Sam Lennon

Marsh folk trot the globe.

This photograph suggests that a contingent from Lydd went all the way to Miami to see yesterday’s pre-World Cup game between England and Equador.

The Marsh greets the globe. Supporters with a Lydd banner during a World Cup warm-up.

The Marsh greets the globe. Supporters with a Lydd banner during a World Cup warm-up.

The banner-waving fans saw a decidedly unfriendly friendly, when two rival players angrily clashed and were both sent off.

The ill-tempered scene was when England’s Raheem Sterling recklessly tackled Antonio Valencia. The Ecuadorian aggressively reacted by pushing and grabbing him.

The game ended 2-2 but what’s the score with who these Romney Marsh people are?

Their banner says Star Inn, Lydd, but the Station Road pub closed last year and a planning application is now going through for its change of use.

The smaller message says LUFC, immediately suggesting Lydd United Football Club.

But club secretary Ian Dimmock said: “As far as I know nobody from our club went out there. It could be from a local man who’s a fan of Leeds United.”

England's Brazil 2014 campaign starts in earnest with its first match of the tournament, against Italy, on June 14.

 

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