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Video: 11-year-old Liverpool fan gatecrashes Chelsea trophy presentation

Kearns was seen with the players lifting the trophy. (©GettyImages)
Kearns was seen with the players lifting the trophy. (©GettyImages).

Louis Kearns, 11, gate-crashed a historic night for Chelsea supporters as he joined the Chelsea team in receiving their medals and the Europa League trophy.

Kearns, a Liverpool fan, had been at the match in Amsterdam with his Dad, and on his own accord decided he would try and sneak down onto the pitch to try and get a photo or even better, an autograph with Fernando Torres or Rafa Benitez.

This cheeky Liverpool fan is a big admirer of the works of both Torres and Benitez from the Spanish duos time at Anfield. 

UEFA and officials assumed that the kid was one of the players' and had the right to be up on the podium with them. However, they and everyone watching assumed wrong as he was just in fact an admirer. 

"I was watching the game, but i wasn't paying much attention to it. I've then seen a blonde boy walk past the screen and I said 'I'm sure that's our Louis", Francesca Kearns, the boy's auntie, told the BBC.

As his image was seen worldwide that night, people were wondering who the small boy in the red cap was - with only his family and friends knowing the answer. 

"He is confident and he seems to seize the opportunity, but I think he's overwhelmed, he can't believe what it has caused."

Louis, after realising what he had done, was astonished to see that Twitter was going crazy as those on the social media website tried to identify the youngster. 

Eventually, the security staff realised that he wasn't with any of the players or staff, but by then his mission was well and truly accomplished.

Watch the video here to see Kearns moment of fame & leave a comment in the box provided below to share your thoughts: http://youtu.be/abuIe_9J2G0


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