Shock as Man Drops a Child to Hug Everton Star and Chelsea Target Anthony Gordon

Shock as Man Drops a Child to Hug Everton Star and Chelsea Target Anthony Gordon

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:10 PM
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  • A football fan was spotted dropping a child he was carrying just to hug Everton's forward Anthony Gordon
  • Gordon headed over to the stands, where it is assumed he gave the fan his jersey after their draw against Leeds United
  • But the fan appeared to let the child go in readiness to get a hug from clearly one of his idols

Unverified footage from Everton's game against Leeds United has left some fans in shock after a man appeared to drop his child just to embrace Anthony Gordon.

Gordon was in action for Everton at the Elland Road, where he put the Toffees ahead in the 17th minute. He received a defence-splitting pass from Alex Iwobi before nutmegging goalkeeper Illan Meslier.

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Everton's forward Anthony Gordon during their game against Leeds United. Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt.
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It was his second goal of the season in back-to-back games. However, Frank Lampard's charges were denied their first win of the season after Luis Sinisterra scored his first Premier League goal for Leeds United 10 minutes after the break.

But the incident after the game formed the basis of widespread reactions on social media. In the video spotted by Sports Brief, Gordon is seen approaching a fan who is clearly elated to see him.

The man is holding a child donned in a blue hoodie. Gordon talks his way past the steward and as he approaches the man, he appears to let go of the child who falls down. Rather surprisingly, the man doesn't immediately follow up to see if the child is okay.

A shirtless Gordon then bends down to check on the child before helping him back to the stands. The man is seen holding a pink jersey, Everton's away kit this season.. Sports Brief cannot confirm if it was Gordon's jersey, nor can we confirm if the child in the video was the father or related in any way to the man.

A fan on Twitter was shocked to see Gordon receive such reactions, given that he has barely established himself in professional football.

What type of fully grown man drops their kid trying to hug Anthony Gordon of all players?

Gordo has been the subject of intense interest from Chelsea, who are ready to splash close to 60 million euros on him.

Southampton piled more misery on lacklustre Chelsea

As this happened, Sports Brief also reported that Chelsea lost their second successive away game this season after a resilient Southampton side beat them 2-1 at the St.Marys Stadium.

Southampton had to do it the hard way by coming from a goal down to record a shock victory over the visitors.

Raheem Sterling put Chelsea in front in the 23rd minute before Romeo Lavia equalised for the Saints five minutes later. Adam Armstrong scored his first goal in this calendar year just before halftime to ensure Southampton got the maximum points.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)
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