Ballboy Joins Goal Celebration

From Deadspin:

We are here because Wycombe were trailing at home to 10-man Dag & Red five minutes into injury time before the final whistle when Wycombe won a throw-in deep in Dag & Red territory. It was thrown in then cleared out of the box, before ending up at the feet of Wycombe right back Michael Harriman, who lobbed up a perfect cross to the far post. Wycombe’s Aaron Pierre darted in front of his marker and headed in the equalizer seconds before the death, sending the home crowd into hysterics.

The amount of respect I have for this kid cannot be measured by any earthly measurement. This ballboy did what all of us ballboys have always wanted to do but have never had the guts to do and thats joining in the goal celebration. It takes so much self-control to not join in the goal celebrations when you were a ballboy. It looks like so much fun that you almost feel compelled to join when you’re on the field.

When I volunteered for the Philadelphia Union I always dreamed of running onto the field to celebrate a goal. I always imagined that the brief moment of joy I got from that would be worth getting banned from the stadium. However, I always reasoned against it. This kid didn’t follow reason or logic. He saw his favorite team tie the goal and he couldn’t help himself. What made it even better is that the player who scored the goal picked him up to celebrate. The pure joy in this moment makes the whole world feel like a much better place.

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