Everton fan gives young Leicester City supporter tickets to see club lift Premier League trophy

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It’s every football fan’s dream to watch their beloved team win the league title.

This time around, it’s been Leicester City supporters living out such a fairytale, with the Foxes just three points away from becoming Premier League champions.

However, whilst watching the action unfold in front of a TV screen is enough for some, others want nothing more than to watch Claudio Ranieri’s side lift the trophy live at the King Power Stadium next Saturday.


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You see, a win against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday will be enough to see Leicester crowned as champions, yet they won’t be presented the trophy until their final home game of the season against Everton.

This is in accordance with a Premier League policy.

In truth, the Foxes would probably rather this scenario, lifting the title in front of their home fans rather than a dejected-looking United support at the Theatre of Dreams.

And for one young Leicester fan, his dream of watching his club handed the trophy is on the brink of becoming a reality.

In a touching story reported by the Mirror, one Everton fan has made the heart-warming decision to give up his tickets for the clash next Saturday so a young Foxes supporter can attend and watch history made.

Liverpool-born John Murray tweeted his offer to donate tickets for the game to an "LCFC parent and child who can’t normally afford the game” (see below).

After receiving hundreds of responses, John eventually decided on his winner: six-year-old Orlando Orton, from Earl Shilton.

The youngster’s Dad, who asked to remain unnamed, claimed: “I actually started crying.

“I was basically weeping and I still can’t believe someone can be so generous.

“Orlando’s first match was early in the season when we played Aston Villa and we were two-nil down at half time.

“I said to him, ‘This is what you get used to with Leicester’. But then Leicester won.

“I’ve been trying to buy tickets for the last home game for ages but it’s impossible.”

And it’s no wonder. Tickets to watch Leicester’s final home game are currently on sale for as much as £15,000.

John, the original ticket holder, also shared a few words on his gesture.

“I hope lots of other Everton fans will think about giving their tickets away," he said.

“It’s a brilliant underdog story and everyone is willing Leicester on now except for Spurs fans.”

Foxes fans were quick to commend him for his wonderful gift, with one Twitter user saying: “Mate, you are a true gent and made that family’s day… That’s what sport should be about.”

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