Brave Bradley target of sick Twitter trolls
Dying lad, 5, abused as new tumour revealed
We are devastated, heartbroken. Why does my baby never get a break? MUM GEMMA AS BRADLEY’S NEW TUMOUR IS REVEALED
TERMINALLY ill football mascot Bradley Lowery has been targeted by trolls days after being diagnosed with another tumour.
One abuser posted a zodiac poster showing the five-year-old’s face under the star sign for Cancer. Another showed a picture of Bradley alongside that of a boy with a full head of hair to compare the performance of Leicester last season and this. The attacks come amid the devastating revelation that Bradley has developed a new tumour in his spine despite £35,000 of antibody treatment. The family vowed to make every moment count after being told that his neuroblastoma condition is terminal. The Sunderland superfan has become pals with Black Cats star Jermain Defoe and won £200,000 backing from Everton. Bradley, from Blackhall, Co Durham, has been invited to be an England mascot for the World Cup qualifier against Lithuania on March 26 – prompting trolls to ask why he is getting “so much attention”. A Twitter account for Bradley posted: “We have seen a lot of trolling, it’s a shame we have to read it, as it’s not like we have enough going on. #hurtful.” Lynn Murphy, of the Bradley Lowery Foundation, said: “All we can do is to report these peo- ple immediately to Twitter to get them removed. “The vast majority of them hide behind false names. We just delete their posts.” The family has received fierce support online. Many people posted threats to the Twitter trolls. One wrote: “It’s so sad. For every troll there are hundred behind you. X. Keep fighting, Bradley.” His aunt, Jade. added: “Disgusting to see! Wish people would think before they post, as it’s the last thing we want.” His mum Gemma said of the new blow: “There is a new tumour on the bottom of his back. We are devastated and heartbroken. Why does my baby not get a break?”
FRIENDS Bradley with Sunderland hero Jermain Defoe FAMILY Bradley with his mum Gemma and dad Carl