Preston North Finish have pledged to provide a younger fan Jermaine
Beckford’s authentic Wembley shirt – however solely whether it is returned
The membership introduced at this time that they hoped somebody would come
ahead with the footballer’s authentic match shirt after a
younger fan was left heartbroken when it was taken off him.
TV footage from the membership’s playoff closing towards Swindon on the
nationwide stadium confirmed Ted Dockray grabbing the striker’s
shirt after he threw it into the group on Sunday.
Additional footage then appeared to indicate a lady, named as Vickie
Timbrell, taking the shirt from the eight-year-old.
In an announcement tonight, Preston North Finish advised how they have been
conscious of the state of affairs and promised to provide Ted a tour of their
stadium and hand over Beckford spare match shirt.
The membership added: “If the shirt that Jermaine wore is returned to
us, we are going to after all current this to the kid in query
as an alternative.”
(Photograph: Carl Court docket)
footage went viral on social media, members of the kid’s
household mentioned he was ‘gutted’ and that the shirt had been
Earlier at this time, Mrs Timbrell deleted her Fb account after
being focused by trolls on social media.
told the Manchester Evening News that she can be
contacting the police over the abuse she has acquired.
Nevertheless, the Metropolitan Police, Higher Manchester Police and
Lancashire Police have been unable to verify they’ve
acquired such a criticism.
Following the backlash towards the lady, Ted Dockray’s aunt
Claire urged followers to depart the lady alone on Fb.
She advised a Preston North Finish fan web page: “We do not really feel any dangerous
feeling in direction of the lady and hope it calms down.
“[Ted] was a bit dissatisfied however he is high quality.
“My household would by no means need any bother for the lady over a
“I am certain will probably be a cheerful ending for everybody concerned.”
declined to answer questions from the Mirror last night,
however insisted: “My facet of the story will quickly come out.”
Jamaica worldwide striker Beckford weighed into the row
over the shirt yesterday, telling the Mirror: “It was meant
as a goodwill gesture.
“I assumed it will go to a very good residence from somebody who was in a position
to benefit from the sport at this time.
“Hopefully, it’ll discover its manner again to the child who caught
The presentation will probably be made at Preston North Finish’s stadium
Deepdale on Friday morning.