Leicester City organise stadium tour for grieving 9 year-old fan

Leicester City have been making the headlines all season long for their sudden rise to the top of England’s finest league. They were promoted to the Premier League last season after winning the Championship in 2013/14 and sat at the bottom of the league for 19 weeks, before winning their last couple of games to end up in 14th place.

This season, no one in their right mind would have expected The Foxes to be at the top of the league with 12 games left to spare.

They have impressed millions of people this season with their free-flowing football and hard work ethic, but also off the pitch with their kind-hearted gestures and charitable causes.

This is a story of how Leicester City made a nine year-old boy’s dream come true.

Charlie Keyworth, 9, who is the grandnephew of the great Ken Keyworth, was given a personal tour of the King Power Stadium on Saturday after his mum passed away on Thursday.

The Famous Ice Kings from the 1960's / Photo Credit: Leicester Mercury
The Famous Ice Kings from the 1960’s / Photo Credit: Leicester Mercury

She had been battling bowel and liver cancer for a year.

Charlie’s uncle, Rob Keyworth emailed ‘pretty much all of the email addresses’ that was on Leicester City’s website and tweeted their official Twitter page with the hope of receiving a response.

He received a couple of responses from Sales and Help, who forwarded him to a club historian who agreed to meet Charlie to show him his grand-uncle’s memorabilia.

Rob Keyworth woke up today to photos of Charlie at the King Power Stadium.

Kudo’s to you, Leicester City!

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