James Milner Got Liverpool's Team Bus To Stop Outside House Of Hillsborough Survivor
James Milner made the day of Hillsborough survivor Andrew Devine when he directed Liverpool's open top bus to make a special appearance on Sunday afternoon.
The victory parade bus was on its way to Melwood Training Ground just after 8pm, but in a brilliant gesture, the 33-year-old requested that it stop outside his home in South Liverpool.
Milner pulled up outside, leant over and held the European trophy towards a delighted Devine.
The 53-year-old, who is confined to a wheelchair after suffering serious injuries at the Hillsborough disaster, was said to have had his "day made."
James Milner got the Liverpool open top bus to stop outside the house of a Hillsborough survivor so he could show him the European Cup :clap::clap: #LFC #YNWA pic.twitter.com/VN8nwbYdIr
- TheKop.com (@TheKop_com) June 5, 2019
The Liverpool Echo report tells the story of Andrew, who was working for the Post Office when he attended the game in 1989.
Devine was put on a life support machine after his 'chest was crushed and his brain was deprived of oxygen' - and wasn't expected to survive, but Andrew is thankfully still with us today.
His parents Stanley and Hilary look him with the help of 24 hour professional care.
Champions of Europe :trophy::red_circle:#6times#hellobigears#enjoytonight#goingoffinliverpooltomorrow pic.twitter.com/ItjqdPiG2E
- James Milner (@JamesMilner) June 1, 2019
Milner's gesture is further proof of how this Liverpool team is so connected to its fanbase.
For example, midfielder Gini Wijnaldum was recording the events on his phone but dropped it, only to have it recovered by a fan moments later.
Hundreds of thousands of fans flooded the streets of the city for team's victory parade at the weekend, as fireworks and smoke bombs surrounded the bus.
Wijnaldum drops his phone off the bus during the parade! :joy::see_no_evil:
- LiverpoolFF (@LiverpoolFF) June 2, 2019
But this was one of the more entertaining moments of the trip. Take it away, Gini.
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