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Newcastle United: Fans react to Miguel Almiron’s heartwarming gesture

Newcastle United: Fans react to Miguel Almiron’s heartwarming gesture

After encouraging Miguel Almiron with an applause and a thumbs-up following his missed chance, a ten-year-old ball boy was invited to Newcastle’s training ground so the South American could thank him for his kindness. 

Ballboy Lucas Rochford was praised by thousands for his unwavering support towards Almiron, who has been at the brunt of constant criticism for his lack of good form so far this season.

The Paraguayan midfielder has failed to register a single goal or assist in his time with the Magpies, prompting some supporters to question the validity of his once record-breaking transfer fee.

Almiron signed from MLS side Atlanta back in January, with Newcastle fans yearning for the kind of form he displayed in the States.

Despite the alarming run, Rochford continued to display support for the player with a huge thumbs-up that went viral amongst Magpies supporters.

As a result, the club offered him an opportunity to meet Almiron in person – to which he duly accepted.

Here’s how Newcastle fans reacted to the heartwarming clip:

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