ENGLAND ace Declan Rice has joked ‘why always me’ after Harry Kane accidentally chocked him during a goal celebration.
The team were celebrating their second goal against Ukraine in their Euro 2020 quarter-final when Rice was caught by his skipper.
After Harry Maguire doubled England’s advantage, Rice was the first man to catch up with the Manchester United defender as he celebrated his goal.
Kane was next to the party, jumping on top of Maguire and Rice and accidentally putting the latter in a headlock.
The West Ham star was held by the captain for a few seconds before the adrenaline faded and Rice could smile again.
BBC Sport then shared a video of the hilarious incident on twitter – and the 22-year-old joined in the fun by quote tweeting it.
Rice joked: “Why always me?”
The England midfielder will be hoping Kane gets him in another celebratory headlock during the team’s semi-final against Denmark at Wembley.
Gareth Southgate’s side will be full of confidence after hammering Ukraine 4-0, with Kane scoring a brace in Rome.
Rice has started every game at Euro 2020 and put in a stellar quarter-final performance, picking up a 7/10 rating from SunSport.
The former Republic of Ireland international has been linked with a move this summer and has reportedly rejected two contract offers from the Hammers.
Reports suggest Manchester United are interested in signing Rice after agreeing a fee with Borussia Dortmund for England winger Jadon Sancho.
And the youngster has been linked with Chelsea – the club he left in 2014 to join West Ham’s academy.
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