Harlee’s bruised admirer
BRENTFORD’S Harlee Dean went from zero to hero last weekend – at least in the eyes of one fan.
Defender Dean was sent off in his side’s victory over Nottingham Forest, but it was an incident outside Griffin Park that showed the 24-year-old’s true colours.
Eight-year-old Ted Starkey was hit by a car outside the Championship club’s ground following the match, with Dean witnessing the incident.
And, with the help of club doctor Matt Stride, he rushed to Ted’s aid before an ambulance arrived to take him to hospital.
Dean said: “I did what anyone else would have done. I was just walking home from the match, heard a screech and then a child scream. I just wanted to get someone to help.”
Thankfully, season ticket holder Ted had no lasting damage, bar a few bruises, and was able to hasten his recovery at Brentford’s training ground.
Ted went along with dad Richard and grandfather Jeff to meet Harlee and Stride before being presented with a signed shirt and a pair of the defender’s boots.
The defender added: “He seems good now. I don’t know if I would be the same if’d been hit by a car a few days ago. He met the lads and watched training. Hopefully, he left with happy memories.”
MEET THE LADS: Young Ted Starkey meets the Bees players at training