A SCOTS lad was left delighted to obtain a handwritten notice from his nationwide group hero Aaron Hickey after the pair strolled out at Hampden Park collectively.
Rory Edwards was kitted out within the orange away equipment of the Republic of Eire when he served as a mascot on the two sides’ match final 12 months.
The seven-year-old was left in awe as he stood subsequent to Brentford star Hickey when the nationwide anthem sounded although, and watched on as Scotland took a hard-fought 2-1 win over the Irish.
Now Rory from Uphall, West Lothian has a memento for all times as Hickey has since reached out with a touching handwritten notice to the teen.
A picture exhibits Rory clad again within the right colors of the Scotland equipment as he stands with a big body, during which proud dad Andrew, 39, has since mounted the notice and his mascot equipment.
The Eire equipment sits neatly within the body alongside a programme, match day ticket and an image of the teen standing together with Hickey.
There may be additionally a sheet of white paper which carries a notice from the Scotland fullback which reads: “Thanks a lot for the help, hope you had an excellent day.”
The 20-year-old former Hearts star penned the souvenir for Rory after the household wrote -a letter to Brentford asking for the signature following the sport.
Andrew and Rory have been left delighted when the West London facet obtained again in contact and despatched again the notice which now sits within the body.
Andrew, a retail supervisor, shared the picture to social media final week writing: “My boy’s big day, nicely his previous man’s proudest day.
“Huge because of Aaron Hickey, a Premier League participant who not solely replied to fan mail however took the time to jot down a personalised message. Correct contact of sophistication.”
His publish obtained over 200 likes with dozens of feedback from delighted Scotland supporters.
One stated: “Sensible, nicely completed Aaron Hickey.”
One other added: “Good lad.”
A 3rd commented: “By all accounts Aaron is an effective lad, wee man appears to be like delighted there.”
One other stated: “That’s an superior contact.”
Talking right now Andrew stated: “We despatched a letter to Brentford asking for Aaron’s signature as my son was one of many mascots for the Scotland v Republic of Eire fixture final 12 months.
“We have been delighted when he replied and despatched again the handwritten notice.
“I shared the body on social media as I used to be delighted how the body got here collectively and likewise wished to spotlight our appreciation to Aaron for taking the time to answer.
“It’s an unimaginable souvenir for us, it’s considered one of my proudest days and one I’m positive Rory received’t neglect.”
Scotland have been victorious within the match towards the Republic of Eire because of a late Ryan Christie penalty.