‘I watched the first half, then went off to get married’
03 September 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
As you’d expect, Danny Rose’s equaliser against Liverpool resonated particularly well among those in and around White Hart Lane last Saturday – but it was perhaps even better received some 40 miles south-west in the Berkshire town of Wokingham.
There, lifelong Spurs fan Kyle Davis was marrying his partner Kate-Marie, having watched the first half of our clash with the Reds on television before heading off to tie the knot!
Never one to miss the action, he’d caught the start of the game with best man Jamie and groomsman Carl at the latter’s house in nearby Sandhurst before dashing off at half-time, just after seeing James Milner put Liverpool in front from the penalty spot.
But a short while later, as he waited along with his guests for the bride to arrive for the ceremony, news filtered through of Danny’s leveller – and it provoked a superb reaction from Kyle and his fellow Spurs fans in attendance.
“I’d actually had a really relaxing morning, just having breakfast with my groomsmen,” explained the 27-year-old operations team leader.
“As the first half got started, that’s when I started getting ready for my wedding. I managed to catch little bits and pieces of the action and it looked like a really good game. It seemed like we were going to score a few, but the penalty was very disappointing.
“I had to leave literally at half-time but after I got to the venue I was sneakily getting updates from the second half before the ceremony started! I was waiting for the bride to show up and I quickly asked one of my guests what the score was, she showed it to me on her phone, I saw 1-1 and went ‘oh, wow, Danny Rose, that was a surprise!’
“I actually apologised to all of the Spurs fans in my family in my speech as well for them having to miss most of the game, or the second half at least. It’s a real sin to miss a Tottenham game in my family, especially to put an event on during one.”
Kyle and Kate-Marie (pictured, above), who welcomed daughter Aurora into the Spurs family last November, enjoyed a tremendous day, with Kyle confirming he was suitably chuffed with the final 1-1 scoreline at the Lane as well.
“I’m just elated that we’re married,” he added. “Kate-Marie wasn’t really into football before but if anything she supports Tottenham because of me and Aurora has already worn a couple of Spurs baby suits.
“We had a lovely day. The result in the football wasn’t too bad in the end either – the thing is, with Tottenham, you’ve got to take it as it comes. Regardless of whether it’s a win, loss or draw, it’s just fun to watch the team because they’re a young and exciting set of players.”