I just commented on this on my social media channels but felt the need to write some comments here too. Back in 2011 I finished work in Edinburgh for the day and raced down to Tynecastle in the hope of meeting some of my very own heroes, the glorious Spurs team.
I remember meeting one lad, who stopped for a photo, which I was forced to take on a disposable camera in the dark as my phone had died. Someone stepped in front of me and I thought the photo had been blocked, I swore blindly as it was mental with people swarming the players. The player in question told me not to worry, took a step back away from the crowd and we redid the photo.
Tonight, not for the first time the same player stepped up to the mark and made a very special little kid very happy. It’s hard not to have tears in your eyes watching the footage of young Bradley Lowery with his idol.
Jermaine Defoe, you’re a very special person. Never change.