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Harry Maguire stopped from taking penalty against Colombia ‘because he wanted to use his head’

The England defender prefers his head to his feet but Gareth Southgate stopped him from taking one in the shootout

England defender Harry Maguire was stopped from taking a penalty against Colombia because he wanted to use his head instead of his feet, according to reports.

Maguire and his massive, oversized head have been two of the stars of England’s run to the World Cup quarter-finals.

And the Leicester man was at his brilliant best as England edged past the Colombians on penalties last night.

Look at that massive head

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Look at that massive head

But, according to our extremely unreliable sources inside the England training ground, Maguire was about to take his heading to new extremes – by using it in the penalty shootout too.

“Everyone knows Harry’s head is the size of a house,” Lee Satchell, England’s unofficial spokesperson, told us.

“It’s practically got its own gravitational pull.

“Harry was keen to take the fourth penalty but Gareth was a bit put off when he said he wanted to use his head instead of his feet.

Maguire practising his technique in training

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Maguire practising his technique in training

“Kicking is overrated in his eyes.

“None of us would have been that surprised if he had got down on his hands and knees, swung that massive head of his and bulleted it past Ospina into the top corner though.”

It comes after reports that the England squad have been playing headers and volleys as a warm up routine every day out in Russia, but Maguire is still yet to volley anything.

More on this fake news as it develops…