ENGLAND football star Jermain Defoe has thanked Forest Green Rovers for their vegan gift.

The current Bournemouth striker was sent a selection of vegan cheese by the Nailsworth club.

He posted a picture of himself on Instagram thanking the club for their generous offering.

“Thanks to @FGRFC_Official for the vegan cheese delivery today. It was a nice surprise and looking forward to trying it,” said Defoe.

Chairman of FGR Dale Vince implemented a vegan only policy at the club from 2014.

The decision to serve no meat to any of the players, staff or supporters has garnered a great deal of media attention worldwide.