DALE PROUD TO SUP­PORT DOWN DAY

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

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.

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