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Euro 2016: Eric Cantona sings Will Grigg's on fire in epic tournament round-up video

By Claire Williamson

It's been one of the inescapable anthems of the Euro 2016 tournament - and now even Eric Cantona has joined in with the Will Grigg's on fire chant.

The Old Trafford icon released a colourful round-up of the tournament so far in a video for Eurosport.

Calling himself the "self-appointed commissioner of football" he discusses everything from the football pitches to the "awesome Irish fans" who have been the "life of the party".

But the piece de resistance comes when Cantona gives his very own rendition of that chant.

He says: "The awesome Irish fans have been the life of the party. Singing for police, putting babies to sleep, changing water into beer and of course they have, Will Grigg's on fire."

Northern Ireland striker Will Grigg has been a crowd favourite as he has "been on fire" scoring 28 goals last season prompting the now viral chant to the tune of '90s dance anthem Freed from Desire by Gala.

It went viral online after fans were filmed singing in the stands at the 24-year-old's home club Wigan Athletic.

Poll: Euro 2016 Northern Ireland fan songs - From Will Grigg's on fire to Making our Way to Paris - which is your favourite?

Wigan threw its weight behind an official release of the song, remixed by London dance duo Blondie, and the track initially shot to number 10 in the charts.

Northern Ireland take on Wales tonight in their Euro 2016 knockout clash in Paris.

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