Harry Kane Invites Fan With Down's Syndrome To Be Spurs Mascot
Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Harry Kane has invited Spurs fan Ella Markham to be a mascot for their last Premier League game of the season against Everton.
Markham, 16, was mocked by vile trolls after a video of her dancing in the club stadium emerged online.
Days after the video emerged, Kane, who is currently out injured, sent a lovely personal message to the youngster:
"'Hi Ella, I've seen the video of you dancing at the Spurs game. I just want to thank you for your amazing support. I loved it." he said.
"'Obviously we know your family are proud of you as well. We know you are a big fan.
"'We'd love you to come down and be the mascot for the last game of the season against Everton. Hope to see you there. Keep dancing, keep doing what you are doing. Lots of love."
The clip was sent to Ella's dad, Neil, who later confirmed that Ella will take up the offer and represent her team as they walk out for the last game of the campaign on May 12th.
"This has made my daughter's day after a horrific weekend. She was really, really excited when she saw it." he told The Daily Mail.
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"Obviously we are going to take them up on the offer."
It is believed that Mr Markham received 20,000 messages of support after trolls targeted his daughter after the clip went viral.
Ella has since appeared on TV show This Morning, meeting Holly and Phil in the meantime, and visited the ITV studios.
Mr Markham posted the following on Twitter after her TV appearance:
"A huge thanks to every single person that works on This Morning for everything you did for us. Wonderful caring people. @hollywills & @Schofe too you made Ella feel very special. She's had a great day and will never forget it."
A huge thanks to every single person that works on @thismorning for everything you did for us. Wonderful caring people. @hollywills & @Schofe too you made Ella feel very special. She's had a great day and will never forget it pic.twitter.com/5QyZhb2Uc7- Neil Markham (@NeilMarkham1) May 1, 2019
#My @itvnews day was made by having Ella & her dad @NeilMarkham1 on our Lunchtime News. Ella is a fierce @SpursOfficial fan, a great dancer, agreat singer & just terrific company. And what a brilliant, supportive family she has. Best to you all! pic.twitter.com/3dFx5w16yK- Alastair Stewart (@alstewitn) May 1, 2019
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