This 21 year old is named Tonny Vilhena and he plays for the Dutch club Feyenoord. Tonny’s mother lost her battle against cancer at the end of October. And this has been a tough period for the teenager. So Feyenoord fans made sure they showed him how much he means to them.
The fans produced this video showing just how much they like the youngster; they lit up the stadium with sparklers and sang You’ll Never Walk Alone, a gesture that showed they are there to share his grief. This was done right before the match against PEC Zwolle this weekend.
“I was a bit emotional. They still think of you and be with you. I could lose my head on the field, that works for me as a good distraction. And I’ve had a lot of support recently from players, staff, and management. Actually, everyone inside and outside of Feyenoord,” said Tonny.
And that is why it is called a Beautiful Game.