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A special day

5 February 2013

A Sheffield grandad enjoyed a VIP visit to S6 after being left out in the cold by a bus driver on his way home from Hillsborough.

Lifelong Owls support George Kent, aged 84, was making his way home after the Bristol City game when he was ordered off a bus because his pass had expired by just one day.

Mr Kent, who needed to travel two stops between Hillsborough and his home in Wadsley Bridge, was forced to undertake an hour-long walk in wintry conditions which caused him undue pain.

After reading his story in the local media, representatives from the club invited Mr Kent to be a special guest for a game at Hillsborough.

During the visit, on which he was accompanied by his brother, he received the VIP treatment; dining in the club’s Dooley’s Restaurant, enjoying a behind-the-scenes stadium tour and watching the Owls from the Director’s Box.

Mr Kent, who has been watching Wednesday for 75 years, also met some of the stars he watches on the pitch each week including defender Reda Johnson, midfielder Jose Semedo and Owls manager Dave Jones.

“I had a marvellous day at Hillsborough that I’ll remember forever, it was very special,” said Mr Kent.  “It more than makes up for my terrible journey home after the Bristol City match.”

“I had a lovely meal, brilliant seats for the game and even got to meet the manager and my two favourite players - I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at the club for making it such a memorable day for me.”

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