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Game of Thrones star creates epic FA Cup fan video

Date Posted,May 28, 2017

You’ve heard about the magic of the FA Cup, but now is your chance to see it.

Game of Thrones star Raleigh Ritchie has created a crowd-sourced film, entitled #CupStory, consisting purely of clips shared on social media.

The video, which you can watch above, follows fans during the twists and turns of the journey from the first round to the final of this season’s competition.

Sutton United, Lincoln City and Arsenal were among the big stories this year, and the clip captures their journeys through the eyes of their fans.

Raleigh Ritchie, who plays Grey Worm in Game of Thrones, was commissioned to create the video (Photo: HBO)
MirrorFootball’s Aaron Flanagan ahead of Curzon Ashton’s FA Cup clash with Westfields (Photo: Aaron Flanagan)

Featured in the video are supporters from all over the world, waking up at every hour, to travel to games in cars, trains and planes.

You experience their sheer jubilation when results go their way, and of course, witness the heartbreak felt by fans when their team is knocked out of the oldest cup competition in world football.

The FA commissioned Ritchie, who plays Grey Worm in Game of Thrones, to create the film with a clear brief to demonstrate that every game in The FA Cup truly is an adventure.

Sutton United fans celebrates at the full time whistle
Sutton United were a surprise package in this season’s FA Cup (Photo: Rex Features)
Alexis Sanchez at the business end of the competition (Photo: Laurence Griffiths)

The Game of Thrones star, musician and up-and-coming director, said: “The Emirates FA Cup is a special tournament for the fans.

“We had some amazing stories on the pitch this year from the likes of Sutton United and Lincoln City, but the fan story is often left untold.

“I’m thrilled that we are able to share a film with the world that showcases that fans make The Emirates FA Cup the greatest cup competition in the world.”

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