Baddiel and Skinner spotted singing Three Lions during England win over Denmark

David Baddiel and Frank Skinner were seen singing their own famous song as they cheered on England in the 2-1 Euro 2020 win over Denmark on Wednesday.

Baddiel, 57, and Skinner, 64, came up with the iconic Three Lions football anthem 25 years ago which England fans bellow out before, during and after every game.

And it is being sung more than ever, with England making history by reaching the final of a major competition for the first time since 1966.

The two comedians were seen joining in with the singing in the stands accompanied by their sons Ezra, 17, and Buzz, nine, respectively, as the England players warmed up before the match.

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Three Lions was written by the pair as the England anthem for Euro 1996, before they re-recorded the song with new lyrics for the World Cup in 1998.

The anthem has seen a comeback in popularity as a result of England’s success in recent years, with Gareth Southgate’s side having reached the World Cup semi-finals in 2018.

Speaking to Sportsmail about the track, Baddiel recently said: “The lyrics say: we almost never win. Generally we disappoint and yet we somehow think, against all experience, that we might do something.

“Little moments — like David Platt scoring in extra time against Belgium in Italia 90 — can break through that despair, and lead you to hope. The song takes you on that journey which is a real one for England fans.

“I think the song is the opposite of arrogant. It's a vulnerable song about magical thinking.

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“What does happen is that when England are doing well, Football's Coming Home itself becomes a kind of mantra pushing us towards victory.

“The most intense I ever heard it chanted was when Shearer scored early on against Germany in the semi-final. The crowd were saying it like a magic spell, like if we sing it fast enough and powerfully enough it will happen.”

England fans will no doubt be doing just that at Wembley on Sunday as they welcome Italy in the final.

Expect Three Lions as well as other anthems like ‘World in Motion’ by New Order and ‘Vindaloo’ by Fat Les to reverberate around the stadium as England look to finally bring it home.

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