Ed Sheeran appeared on stage wearing a Framlingham Town Football Club shirt as he closed his world tour in front of 40,000 fans at Ipswich’s Chantry Park last night.
The singer played for the club as a youth player, before choosing music as his route to stardom.
For the final show on Monday, Ed had given tickets to the students of Thomas Mills High School in the town, hundreds of whom were in attendance on the night. Many of them play for the club’s youth teams so it was incredibly inspiring for them to see a global superstar walk out on stage in their colours.
Appearing on stage wearing the shirt for the encore, where he sang hits Shape of You and You Need Me, I Don’t Need You, Ed said “Chantry Park, this is a Framlingham Town football shirt. I am from Framlingham Town. Suffolk is my home. I am so happy to end this mammoth tour here. Thank you so much for being here tonight.”
Framlingham Town FC chairman, Dean Warner said “I would like to thank Ed for choosing such a prestigious occasion to help promote our club. He continues to show incredible support to organisations that are close to his heart within Suffolk and Framlingham. I hope he enjoys a well-earned rest now the tour is over, and he will always be welcome at Framlingham Town FC in he wants to come and watch a game.”
Dean concluded by saying “We hope this fantastic exposure from Ed helps the club find a sponsorship partner as we have started the season without one.”