Football fans from Northern Ireland are making their pitch for the most creative ways of getting to the Euro 2016 finals in France.

Lee Brooks and his five friends raised the bar on Tuesday when they headed off in a revamped second-hand caravan that could turn more heads than the Can-Can.

He said the ‘carafan’ was a way of cutting costs while highlighting Northern Ireland’s achievement in reaching their first major tournament in 30 years.

Lee spent two weeks sandpapering and painting the caravan which will provide accommodation during the fans’ 16-day trip.

They have secured tickets for Northern Ireland’s three group games in Nice, Lyon and Paris and Lee hopes some of Michael O’Neill’s players will take time out to pop in for a chat.

“This will create memories for life. We will take every game as it comes, but hopefully we will be there for a good while.”

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