DALE PROUD TO SUPPORT DOWN DAY
ROCHDALE striker Joe Bunney – and his team-mates – gave their full backing to support World Down Syndrome Day on Tuesday.
At the League One fixture against Millwall, Bunney’s cousins, Harry, who has Down Syndrome, and his brother Henry led the teams out ahead of kick-off.
Speaking after the 3-3 thriller at the Crown Oil Arena, Bunney, 23, said: “Days like today are about raising awareness of Down Syndrome and celebrating ability rather than disability.
“I was so proud to walk out on to the pitch with Harry and Henry. They had a great night and loved the attention from the fans, who were brilliant!
“I’m thankful to the club and supporters for getting behind WDSD . The reaction we had on social media and at the game was fantastic.”
Bunney wore brightly-coloured odd socks and his team-mates put on pink T-shirts for the warm-up.