While Kieran Trippier played in England’s first match in the FIFA World Cup against Iran, his wife Charlotte Trippier was busy decorating the Northumberland family home ready for Christmas.
In a video posted to Instagram, Charlotte posted a video of the outside of her home in disarray, littered with boxes, bags and Christmas decorations strewn across the ground.
The next clip showed the decoration starting to take shape before the extravagant display was fully revealed. Charlotte had hired North East based decorating business Pretty Picture Company to create the festive installation.
The display had the theme of white and gold, with huge snowflakes, baubles, flowers and other decorations adorned the garlands wrapped round the pillars at the front of the Trippier home. Life-size nutcracker soldiers stood either side of the large front door.
Pretty Picture Company posted images of the finished display to their Instagram, captioning the post: “Christmas entrance of dreams”. Charlotte commented on the post, thanking the company for their work. She said: “So happy with it. Thank you!”
However, her footballer husband was not completely forgotten, as Charlotte shared her support from home. She shared an image of a special Weetabix cereal box displaying the words “Team Trippier” across the front, and then a video of the England squad singing before the match against Iran.
While over in Qatar...
Newcastle United skipper Trippier played the full 90 minutes for England in their 6-2 opening group game win over Iran.
Magpies’ teammate Callum Wilson made his tournament debut in the match, and bagged an assist for England’s sixth, scored by Jack Grealish.
When Harry Kane was replaced by Wilson, Trippier was handed the armband for the closing stages of the encounter.