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Preston North End to give youngster spare Beckford signed shirt plus a stadium tour

Posted on - 26th May, 2015 - 5:03pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston North End, Sport

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Preston North End have announced they will provide a signed Beckford shirt along with a stadium tour to the child who had the striker’s match shirt taken from him at Wembley.

Footage appeared to show a smiling woman taking the shirt from the child after match-winner Jermaine Beckford had thrown it into the crowd.

The new shirt provided will be the spare shirt from the play-off final which saw Preston North End promoted to the Championship with a 4-0 win.

A statement on the club website read: “We are delighted to say that Jermaine is more than happy to sign and present the child involved with his spare match shirt from the game.

“The Club will also provide a stadium tour for the youngster. If the shirt that Jermaine wore is returned to us, we will of course present this to the child in question instead.”

The footage quickly went viral on social media with the woman coming out to defend herself.

She told the Manchester Evening News: “People have made me out to be an absolute idiot. I will be speaking to the family, I actually know them, they’re friends.”

The shirt briefly appeared on Gumtree for £1,500 but has since disappeared.

Read the full statement here

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