Portsmouth help devoted pensioner to attend Blackpool match after injury

LOYAL fan, Iris Huntington, was able to attend Pompey's game against Blackpool thanks to the efforts of the club. Â

Monday, 14th January 2019, 1:11 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th January 2019, 7:33 pm
Iris Huntington

It was not a great start to new year for Iris after she slipped and broke her leg in a fall at home. After missing the last three home games through injury, Iris, who turns 80 this week, was determined to be there to support the team's quest for promotion.

'˜I have been a season ticket holder in the same seat for the last 20 years. After falling on the stairs I have been in plaster. I was really disappointed to miss the Sunderland game. I now have a protective boot on my leg but I need to use a wheelchair as I can't climb the stairs in the stand,' explained Iris.

After hearing of her plight, Pompey came to the rescue in providing a free ticket for the disabled section of the ground and a complimentary ticket for her son to accompany her .   

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'˜We even got a free hot chocolate at half-time. The only disappointment was the result,' said Iris.