Poor NJ was tackled by several football fans trying to snatch the shirt (Picture:@Jtrimble12/Twitter)
This is the disturbing moment a Newcastle fan is caught wrestling a little boy for a football shirt.
A video shared on Twitter shows an elderly woman trying to snatch defender Dan Burn’s top from Nathan Junior Surrey, known as NJ.
The 11-year-old was attending Monday’s match against Leister with his dad as a Christmas present.
As tradition commends, Magpie stars Joelinton, Bruno Guimarães and Dan Burn chucked their tops to the stands after a 3-0 win.
The little boy could not believe his luck when he managed to catch the shirt, but moments later he was tackled by several fans.
NJ’s dad, Nathan, told the Sun: ‘NJ was standing on the rail shouting “give us your shirt”.
Stewards had to intervene in the tug of war (Picture: Twitter)
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‘Then Dan Burn pointed at him and gave the top to the steward who threw it into the crowd.
‘An older woman grabbed it and started tugging on it, then the man in the middle who she was with also snatched it but he said he was getting it for NJ.’
The 39-year-old landscape gardener stressed that NJ is ‘a huge Newcastle fan’, and his uncle had bought him the tickets for Christmas.
‘I don’t want anyone to be slated, everyone gets carried away and anyone would try to grab the shirt,’ he added.
‘The man in the middle actually helped us because he allowed NJ to go in front of him for the game.’
Stewards can be seen intervening in the awkward tug of war that was caught on camera.
Fortunately, the young fan walked out of the stadium in Leicester with the top in hand.
He said: ‘Dan Burn is one of my favourite players. I’m going to keep the shirt for a long time.’
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