Sometimes supporters are reminded that there are far more important things than football, with the sport itself, at times, helping bring that to attention.
This is one of those scenarios, as young Birmingham City fan Bobby has been fighting a brain tumour for four years and has now finished his chemotherapy, as shown on Birmingham’s official Twitter account.
The club gave Bobby a few treats to mark the occasion, including a season ticket and he got quite the reception at his first game, when the Blues faced Bristol City:
A 6⃣ year old boy from Yardley has captured the hearts and mind of the entire globe
— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) August 14, 2019
The game ended in a 1-1 draw, with Bobby’s favourite player Lukas Jutkiewicz getting Birmingham’s goal, before Tommy Rowe equalised late on.
While it will have been frustrating to concede the goal in the 83rd minute, being able to share the game with Bobby will have cheered many up.
A selection of Twitter reaction to Bobby’s reception, including posts from proud Birmingham fans, can be seen below:
What a little star this lad is !! He makes me proud to be a Bluenose ! KRO Bobby #bcfc
— andycup (@andycup1) August 14, 2019
Keep Right On Bobby! #liitlefighter
— Tom Reeves (@tom10bc) August 15, 2019
Brave little lad who just happens too support our great club
— Spencer Sheriff (@SJS2310) August 14, 2019
What a club we are!
— Max Bradley (@maxbradley_) August 14, 2019
This is what blues is all about KRO
— Jimmy97 (@JamesAireland) August 14, 2019
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— SC (@_shauncurtis) August 14, 2019
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