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Harry Kane swallows record number of midges during Tunisia clash

"I must have been like Sarlacc to them, to be fair."

Harry Kane has been confirmed as the new record-holder for midges swallowed during a football match following England’s win over Tunisia.

The Spurs striker’s double handed the Three Lions a winning start to their World Cup campaign in Russia on a night that saw Volgograd swarmed by insects.

Kane’s inability to close his mouth cast doubt over his ability to participate in the Group G fixture, but the extra protein intake spurred him on to a match-winning performance.

When informed of his latest record, Kane told Football Burp: “Nah, I didn’t know about that. Sixty thousand midges? That’s unbelievable, to be fair.

“But at the end of the day it’s a team game, so the lads have to take credit for any midges they swatted away from themselves and diverted towards me.

“I must have been like Sarlacc to those insects, to be fair.”

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