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Penarol Fan Gives Goalkeeper His Shirt To Wear For Uruguayan Top Flight Game

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Penarol Fan Gives Goalkeeper His Shirt To Wear For Uruguayan Top Flight Game

They say desperate times call for desperate measures and that is perfectly applicable to Penarol's situation for their Uruguayan Primera Division away game against Progreso.

In something you'd expect in Non-League rather than top-flight football, Penarol brought the wrong-coloured goalkeeper shirt for their No.1 Kevin Dawson (the greatest name for a player playing in Uruguay).

The error meant the officials were deliberating on whether the game could be played because of the kit clash.

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Credit: Dan Edwards

But an incredible solution was found. Staff from Penarol noticed that in the away end was a fan wearing an exact replica of the goalkeeper shirt they were supposed to bring.

The bloke even had the No.1 and Dawson's number on the back - so after a member of the Penarol camp trotted over to him in the stands, he was escorted down to the bottom.

The camera pans away and the next thing we see is him coming back up to meet his mates, without his shirt but with an official Penarol coat on.

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Dawson, wearing the fan's shirt, kept a clean sheet in his side's 1-0 - giving us our new favourite football story.

We've seen fans coming to the aid of goalkeepers previously this season, with a West Ham fan going viral after lending Joe Hart his cap in the FA Cup tie away at his old side Shrewsbury.

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The generous fan deserves a free season ticket life after his gesture. We reckon it's not too long before a fan is borrowing his boots to a player in need...

Topics: Football News, Football, Uruguay

Josh Lawless
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