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Gary Lineker's reaction to Declan Rice declaring for England may seem familiar to Spurs fans

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Former Tottenham Hotspur striker and TV presenter Gary Lineker has poked fun at the news that Declan Rice is to declare for England by rolling out the chant used by Spurs fans to honour Harry Kane.

He's one of our own... Declan Rice...

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On his official account Lineker tweeted: "He's one of our own...

West Ham defender Rice has submitted a request to FIFA to have his international registration transferred from the Republic of Ireland to England.

After a knowing wink to a couple of Ireland fans, one of which boasted that their popular crisp mascot Tayto would not be joining Rice in a future England squad, Irish senator Frank Feighan waded in with a more straight-laced response.

'He's one of our own' has been a popular chant at stadiums across the British game for years and has taken on a knowingly ironic twist at times when sung by crowds well aware of where their local hero may have originated from.
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