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Phil Jagielka Carried The World’s First Virtual Mascot On The Pitch For A Great Reason

Phil Jagielka Carried The World’s First Virtual Mascot On The Pitch For A Great Reason

Say hello to tonight's special guest at Goodison Park, the world's first virtual mascot who is controlled by chronically ill 14-year-old Everton fan Jack McLinden from the comfort of his home.

Jack suffers from Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a condition which has means he is confined to a wheelchair, unable to speak and reliant upon oxygen 24 hours a day.

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Despite his condition, the youngster was at the game this evening as a virtual mascot.

No Isolation, who create tailored communication tools to put an end to loneliness, say they are very proud to have worked with Everton and WellChild to make Jack's dream come true.

This is a brilliant gesture from Everton Football Club.

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Everton captain Phil Jagielka led the youngster out for their Premier League tie against Newcastle United this evening and it certainly got people talking.

It was a touching moment that will hopefully be repeated around the world to give those who can't be there in person a chance to realise their dream.

A great idea, lads.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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