Sean's on fire over hilarious videos

As Wigan Athletic's players enjoyed their end of season award dinner this week, there was perhaps one person who may have felt a little left out.

Saturday, 7th May 2016, 8:00 am
Sean Kennedy with Yanic Wildschut
Sean Kennedy with Yanic Wildschut

Surely a special gong should be reserved for fan Sean Kennedy’s whose videos of himself singing Latics songs have gone viral, with the players themselves falling in love with them.

The 26-year-old has become an internet sensation with his enthusiastic support sparking both hilarity and affection in equal measure.

The first video to really travel was one he did for Yanic Wildschut which prompted the midfielder to invite him to the training ground so he could hand over a signed shirt.

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Max Power and Sean Kennedy after the Blackpool game

Sean, from Goose Green, then performed a special version of the popular “Will Grigg’s on fire” which spread even further.

But it was last week’s “megamix” which really travelled with hundreds of shares and likes on Facebook.

After going through songs for Max Power and Sam Morsy as well as Wildschut and Grigg, he finished it by smashing eggs on his face and pouring flour over his head telling those who doubted Latics that they had “egg on their faces”.

“I can’t believe the response,” said Sean. “It’s been absolutely crazy.

David Sharpe's message to Sean Kennedy

“When I did the Wildschut one it took off but when I did the Grigg one it went mental.

“The megamix one just exploded though. Someone just said I should do a big one for the end of season so I put all the songs on a disc and went for it.

“I don’t know where the eggs came from to be honest. I just said something at work about people having eggs on their faces and I think that gave me the idea.

“It’s stupid how many people have shared and watched it, I’ve had comments from all over.”

Max Power and Sean Kennedy after the Blackpool game

As well as the whole playing squad enjoying his videos, Sean has even had a message from chairman David Sharpe while Latics posted a video of manager Gary Caldwell watching his video for Grigg.

Sean was mobbed by fellow supporters during last season’s trip to Blackpool which saw Latics seal promotion and all but seal the League One title. After the game, he headed back to Wigan where he enjoyed a night out with a number of the players.

“I heard there were going to be a few players in Wigan and I saw Lee Nicholls in Last Orders,” said Sean.

“He told me all the players love my videos. After that I went to Revolution and Max Power and Chris McCann were there.

David Sharpe's message to Sean Kennedy

“Max bought me a drink and filmed a video with me too, it was brilliant!”

With Latics set to sign off the season by lifting the League One title after the Barnsley game on Sunday, Sean says he will be using the summer to think of some more songs! I can’t wait for next season already.” he said.