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England's Barmy Army involved in hilarious incident with MCG steward

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The fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne may be a dead rubber, with Australia having already regained the urn after winning the previous opening three Tests Down Under against a beleaguered England side, but that hasn't stopped the English fans from enjoying themselves.

And, while England fought back well on the second day of play, with Alastair Cook battling through to a century, with the tourists closing on 192/2 at stumps, in the stands at the MCG, the Barmy Army were in full flow.

It may have been a disappointing tour for Joe Root and his men, but the Englishmen in the stands throughout the Test series have provided light relief, when it's been needed the most in three dismal matches.

When a security guard at the ground asked a member of England's travelling support to put his shoes back on, the Barmy Army intervened.

The comical moment occurred midway through the first day of the Boxing Day Test, and with Australia piling on the runs at the time, as opening batsman David Warner showed no mercy hitting a fine century, the Barmy Army found an opportunity to cheer themselves and the rest of the strong away support that had made the journey for the winter series up.

The steward was, of course, just doing his job, ensuring that fans were adhering to the correct health and safety guidelines. 

But, with the series already relinquished, and England fans aiming to enjoy their time in the sweltering December sunshine, the Barmy Army, along with their surrounding compatriots, started a rendition of:  "Shoes off, if you're England, shoes off, if you're England..."

The video, which was shared on social media platforms, gained viral coverage, and it even earned the praise of former England captain Kevin Pietersen.

The former Ashes-winning batsman was impressed with the video, and tweeted his support by writing: "You guys are the best." 

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Kevin Pietersen
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