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A day in the life of a West Ham mascot

Words of West Ham Mascot Lucas Gardner Age 7

We got up early and went to the stadium when almost nobody was there.  I met all the other mascots at our meeting point and also met Martin Allen, my dad said he was a really good player In the old days.

I got my photo taken with all of the other mascots on the pitch and then we were taken to the changing rooms to meet the players.  I met with Fabianski, Masuaku, Diop, Zabeleta and lots of others and they all signed my autograph book.  I was a bit sad I didn’t see Mark Noble or Declan Rice but it was still fun.  We then went out on to the pitch and had a hard training session which I really enjoyed. By now the ground was beginning to get busy which was really exciting.

I was then allowed to go on the team bus and told where all the players sit. Then it was time for the game to start.  I was holding Zabeleta’s hand and he was really nice and kind. I shook all the hands of the Leicester players and the referees. The noise from the crowd was great.

The game finished 2-2 with Antonio and Lucas scoring.  After the final whistle we went near the pitch and Robert Snodgrass gave me his match shirt and is now one of my favourite players. I had a fantastic day even though we did not win……and thank you Robert Snodgrass!!

Lucas Gardener – 7 years old

Photo: Tracy Lee Tombides with Chris and Lucas Gardener Winners of the Mascot WHUISA auction which raised £700 for the DT-38 Foundation

WHUISA website: https://whuisa.org/    DT-38 Website: https://dt38.co.uk/

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter
 

One comment on “A day in the life of a West Ham mascot

  1. Brilliant- Absolutely Brilliant

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