A 25-year-old English teacher from Somerset has described what it was like to watch the nail-biting World Cup clash with Colombia in a local bar in Cartagena in the country’s north.
Video filmed during Tuesday night’s Round of 16 match shows Douglas Davis, sat on a plastic seat he bought from a local shop and wearing an England shirt, watching the game surrounded by Colombians drinking beer and wearing their team’s yellow jersey.
In the video, he can be barely heard singing “God Save the Queen” to the bemusement of locals and over the din of vuvuzelas.
The video also captures the moment of Colombia’s last-gasp equaliser, which sent the bar into rapturous celebrations, Jordan Henderson’s penalty miss – cue more goading of Davis by locals – and, more happily for the Englishman, Eric Dier’s winning spot kick.
The video was filmed by Davis’ pal Dylan Obajimi, an English teacher from southeast London who has been based in Cartagena for 18 months. The two met at the start of the year.