11-Year-Old Liverpool Fan Gatecrashes Chelsea Europa League Celebrations, Bemuses Michel Platini (Video)

Alan Duffy

17th, May 2013


By Alan Duffy

What a cheeky young scamp 11-year-old Louis Kearns is. The Liverpool fan had watched the Europa League final with his old man before decided to get closer to two of his heroes, Fernando Torres and Rafa Benitez. And in doing so, he ended up slap bang in the middle of the Blues’ celebrations, even finding himself face to face before a bemused Michel Platini at the medal-giving ceremony.

Young Louis eventually gets collared by a UEFA official who spots the odd one out. He’s obviously aware of Chelsea’s failure to promote its own youth team players.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo today, the whippersnapper said:

“Fernando Torres is my favourite player and I saw the opportunity and ran over to get a picture. I was made up to meet Torres and I spoke to him, John Terry, Eden Hazard and Michel Platini from Uefa.”

“I was gutted when I was ushered away because I wanted to touch the cup. It was boss but it would have been better if it was my team Liverpool FC – that would have been the best.”

Still, the young chap deserve a round of applause for his fantastic bravura.

Fast forward to around the one minute mark and enjoy…