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James Nesbitt joins Northern Ireland fans for victory celebrations in Lyon

Published 17/06/2016

James Nesbitt said it was a
James Nesbitt said it was a "spectaculaire" triumph

Actor James Nesbitt joined Northern Ireland fans partying in Lyon after a special victory over Ukraine.

The pubs of the French city's old town were packed with green and white shirts as supporters celebrated a crucial win which moved the team a step closer to qualifying for the next round.

Nesbitt deployed a few broken words of French as he lauded the "spectaculaire" triumph.

Broadcaster Colin Murray engaged in a celebratory roll and former international Keith Gillespie was seen crowd-surfing down the street.

Murray tweeted: "What a night. Love was in the air, everywhere I looked around!"

It was the team's first win at a Euros and the perfect remedy to defeat in Nice against Poland on Sunday.

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