I just get emotional when I think about my boy on these type of pictures with his team mates and the World Cup.
'I just want to make them proud and it's really nice to see my dad - you know I had him as a coach when I was younger and he always wanted me to be a footballer.
Mr Tripper, who has the England St George flag hoisted on a pole outside his Bury home with "Tripper" emblazoned on it, said after seeing his son for the first time in Russian Federation in the quarter final, his emotions were running high.
"Again, because we have good players available to come in".
And if they do go all the way, I'm sure you'll all agree that it's only right that as a nation we have a day of celebration (and possibly a day to recover from the hangover) on the Monday.
"Now of course that is fantastic, but I think it's time we knock it off the number one spot with Three Lions".
"The goal going in against Colombia and us digging ourselves out and stepping up for the penalties and the five penalty-takers taking them, full credit to them". That's the only word I can describe it because we're all a family. "At the same time, I think every decision I have made, everything I have done until now shows I have been working for it".
He added: "Hopefully we had a long month together, which we have done".
Even after being drawn in a favourable group this time around, few thought they would still be active in the final week of the World Cup but Hurst believes they could be crowned champions.
"But for us, it's all about the experience".
And so the deal is set, and with social media as their witness - eyes will now be set on the pair to ensure they carry out their respective forfeits.
Meanwhile, Croatia's first World Cup semi-final for two decades has revived the memories of the country's football high point and raised hopes that Luka Modric's side can go one better than their legendary predecessors.