The property in West Bromwich is covered with 23 England flags (Image: Nicola Richards MP)

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A dad who covered his house with 23 England flags says he has been threatened by abusers online.

The 42-year-old football fan, who decorated his house in West Bromwich, West Midlands, to show his support during Euro 2020, said some people have even travelled from the south coast to take a look.

But while he received many compliments, the man, who did not want to be named, also suffered online abuse.

He said some people threatened him that they would smash his windows Birmingham Live reports.

He added: "I didn’t do it to offend anyone – I just wanted to make people smile.

"I haven’t missed a single match since the Euros have started. I don’t drink so I don’t go to pub gardens, I just watch it from home with the family.

The man wanted to show his support for England during Euro 2020
(Image: DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

"Neighbours seem to love it and said well done but a few people said nasty things online and threatened to smash my windows."

The man said he likes to see people smile and passers-by often take photos of his house.

He added: "I’m not a hooligan, I’m just a friendly person, anyone from any nationality can come. The other day a bloke from Weymouth came to take pictures of the house.

"Whenever there is a tournament like the Euros or World Cup I’ll stick the flags up. It’s not expensive, just a couple of quid per flag.

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"I like to see people smile, drivers have been beeping their horns and it makes people happy as they drive past."

The Manchester United fan said he has always loved sport since he was 12.

His array of flags cover the brickwork and gate of the family home, as well as flag-themed car mirror accessories that have been draped across the house.

He added: "I had the flags so I thought I’d make use of them. I just wanted to make it look bright.

"If I could afford to I would love to put up bunting of all the flags from the countries taking part in the tournament. I just want people to be happy and smile.

"I don’t do it for attention, I don’t want to be popular, I just love football and want people to enjoy.

"My eldest son loves football too but the others say: ‘Dad, you’ve embarrassed me’. They won’t walk through the front door and use the backdoor to get into the house."