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Almiron, Newcastle reward ‘thumbs up’ ball boy after viral moment

Newcastle Almiron ball boy

Miguel Almiron’s had a trying season at Newcastle United, and the former MLS star is grateful for one fan’s small gesture which was magnified in a big way by the broadcast cameras of the Premier League.

Almiron had produced and missed a near post chance against Wolves on Sunday, one of several chances to cash in a long-awaited first PL goal for the Paraguayan.

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As Almiron collapsed onto the advertising boards for a moment, ball boy Lucas Rochford saw he player’s dejected expression and was quick to give him a clap and a thumbs up.

Almiron might’ve not noted it much at the time, being in the throes of the match, but he certainly learned how many people were touched by the bright moment as he’s been interviewed by many.

And now he’s met his Newcastle heroes and watched them train, calling it one of the best days of his life. Even better, he got a compliment on his track suit by Steve Bruce, who is an expert in such matters.

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