Blue de­light as soc­cer fan, six, meets heroes

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A YOUNG football fan scored VIP treat­ment at his first ever City game af­ter win­ning a com­pe­ti­tion.

Six-year-old Manch­ester City fan Bobby Fox-Cooper, from Bro­ken Cross, was treated to the Blue Car­pet Ex­pe­ri­ence at Manch­ester’s Eti­had Sta­dium, where he watched his team play against United in the Manch­ester Derby.

Bobby won the ex­pe­ri­ence af­ter en­ter­ing a com­pe­ti­tion run by Match Of The Day mag­a­zine, aimed at giv­ing young football fans their first live game ex­pe­ri­ence.

Bobby, who is a pupil at Whirley Pri­mary School and hadn’t been to the sta­dium be­fore, im­pressed judges by writ­ing 50 words about what the ex­pe­ri­ence would mean to him.

He went to the game with his grand­mother Linda Fox. He also got to meet club mas­cots Moonch­ester and Moon­beam, and stood pitch­side to watch the play­ers warm up.

Bobby said: “This has been my best day ever. The tour of the train­ing ground and sta­dium was re­ally cool.

“The best bit was get­ting to high-five the play­ers, in­clud­ing David Silva. I loved see­ing my name on the big screen and we sat right be­hind the City goal so I was next to one of my favourite play­ers, Joe Hart.

“I can’t wait to tell my friends and teach­ers about my spe­cial day”.

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