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McMahon Pays Surprise Visit

21 November 2014

Skipper Meets Young Fan

Tony McMahon paid a surprise visit to a young Blackpool fan yesterday and presented him with his signed shirt.

The Blackpool skipper went to see seven-year-old Young Seasider Oliver Rushton, who missed out on the chance to meet his favourite player when he was mascot for the Leeds United game.

McMahon, who sat out the game due to suspension, was determined to make amends so took time out after training to go round his house.

“He was planning on walking out at Leeds United with me and I did something stupid and got myself sent off against Fulham before it," the right-back explained. "I thought it would be a nice little touch to surprise him at his house and give him a signed shirt. It made his day and his mam’s day so it gave me a bit of pleasure.
“I saw him walking out at Leeds with Peter Clarke with his McMahon kit on and I felt a bit bad. Going to his house and surprising him was the least I could do."

Oliver, who jokingly warned the right-back about his discipline, was delighted to see the 28-year-old on his doorstep, even if he was a little shy at first.

"The visit from Tony really made his day," said Oliver's mother Charlotte. "He said it was the best Christmas present ever and put the shirt on straight away."   


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