Footage on social media has shown Brentford manager Thomas Frank sharing a heartwarming moment with a young fan after their incredible 2-1 victory over Arsenal.
The Bees kicked off the return of the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Arsenal on Friday night to mark their first night in England's top flight for 74 years.
Goals from Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard stunned Mikel Arteta's Arsenal to give Brentford the perfect start to their Premier League campaign.
After the match, Frank and his players did a lap of honour to thank the fans for their support during their first match back with fans where we saw this wonderful moment between the squad and the young Brentford supporter.
In the aftermath of the events, thousands of football fans and pundits including Gary Lineker took to social media to acknowledge this incredible gesture.
What a gorgeous pic. pic.twitter.com/ASGEoe2osi- Gary Lineker :blue_heart: (@GaryLineker) August 14, 2021
When Frank was interviewed after the game, Frank expressed his joy and pride in the support of the fans and how well his team played: "Everyone who was in the stadium today will never forget this. I am proud to be part of that.
"I have such a big belief in this school of players, this team. I just had this feeling that I would be disappointed if we didn't beat them (Arsenal).
"I think we deserved to win the game. The fans were electric, they created an unbelievable atmosphere.
"Maybe we had 100 fans outside of west London. Now maybe we have few more?
"It was a historical evening and it is crazy we opened the Premier League season with a win over Arsenal.
"Tonight we need to celebrate and be proud, and I will get my glass of wine or two."
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