I love football. So much so that for the majority of my life I have made my weekends miserable by supporting Charlton Athletic. My friends literally know my ‘post finding out Charlton score face’…which is something like this:
Every now and again, the beautiful game conjures up a truly beautiful moment, and I’m talking about something far more special than Giroud’s goal this weekend. Rather, it has the ability to make someone this happy:
This utter legend is Bradley Lowery.
He has neuroblastoma; an incredibly sad and fatal illness – and whilst by no means do moments like this change that fact, they do provide an amazing amount of joy which will live on in both his family’s memories, and the football community in general.
HE HAS JUST WON MATCH OF THE DAY’S GOAL OF THE MONTH AWARD.
Yes, a movement online called for the young lad’s strike to be given the recognition it deserves, and he has subsequently been named Joint-winner alongside Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Bradley’s Mum, Gemma, tweeted the following:
Football is more than just a game. £700,000 has been raised for his treatment on top of a £200,000 donation from Everton. He was also sent more than 250,000 Christmas cards by well-wishers from across the globe.
Bradley, you’re a top lad mate.