Danny Dyer renames European Championships in honour of West Ham magician

Danny Dyer

Celebrity West Ham United fanatic Danny Dyer has renamed the European Championships in honour of the club's main man Dimitri Payet.

Danny DyerDanny Dyer

The EastEnders star, who first went to Upton Park as a child with his dad, has been enjoying Euro 2016 where Payet has been the star of the show so far.

West Ham's new hero has carried on where he left off for his club last season with two dazzling displays including an assist and two fantastic goals.

After setting up Arsenal's Olivier Giroud, Payet netted a world class winner in a 2-1 triumph over Romania in the hosts' first game.

And he was at it again as his quick feet put the seal on another victory with a fine goal in the 2-0 win over Albania.

France's Dimitri Payet celebrates at the end of the matchFrance's Dimitri Payet celebrates at the end of the match

Euro 2016 renamed

All the talk has been about the Hammers midfield star, so much so that actor Dyer took to Twitter to rename the tournament in his honour.

"Not a bad little tournament is it this... Europayet Championship," Dyer said on the social networking site.

"Lovely. #westhamunitedfc."

West Ham's Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring their second goalWest Ham's Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring their second goal

Claret and Les Bleus hero

Payet has been nothing short of sensational since his move from Marseille last summer for a bargain £10.5 million.

He scored 12 goals - including a number of sensational free-kicks which are fast becoming his trademark - provided 15 assists and was shortlisted for the prestigious PFA Player of the Year award in his debut season in English football.

That honour eventually went to Leicester City's Jamie Vardy but Payet still made the PFA team of the season.

His exquisite skill, goals and work rate have already made him a genuine Hammers hero ending a 10-year wait for a player of that ilk since Carlos Tevez pulled on the claret and blue back in 2006/7.

France's Dimitri Payet is congratulated by head coach Didier Deschamps as he is substitutedFrance's Dimitri Payet is congratulated by head coach Didier Deschamps as he is substituted

'Weeeeee've got Payet'

The French star even had the football song of the season made up for him by Hammers fans who belt out 'We've got Payet' to the tune of Billy Ray Cyrus' Achy Breaky Heart.

So good was Payet he convinced Didier Deschamps he should be part of France's home European Championships.

And he has now carried his club form into the international scene much to the gratitude of the French public.

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