Serge’s surprise for young fan
Wed 12 May 2021, 10:30|Tottenham Hotspur
The Club has responded to a recent plea for autographs made by a young fan on Facebook.
Daniel Andersen, from Stathelle in Norway, posted on Monday 3 May: “I have a disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, that makes my muscles weaker and weaker. When I was around 11 years old I was not able to walk and had to use a wheelchair to get around.
“I am a big football fan and I’m collecting football autographs. I’ve been a football fan for as long as I can remember. I live in Norway so it is very hard to get autographs from clubs other than Norwegian clubs. Unfortunately, my wheelchair makes it more difficult for me to travel to other countries to get autographs.”
Seeing him wearing a Spurs top in the accompanying photo prompted the Club to act, with defender Serge Aurier unveiling a shirt signed by the entire first team squad in a surprise video call with Daniel and his father, Bjorn Gunnar Andersen.
Serge vowed to send the shirt and also invited the family to attend a match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as soon as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
On the call, Daniel told Serge about his favourite Spurs memory – seeing Lucas Moura score his famous hat-trick against Ajax in May, 2019, to take the Club to its first ever Champions League Final.
And Bjorn Gunnar also surprised Serge by showing him that one of his signed boots has pride of place at their family home.
Watch the video below...