A heart-warming gesture from, among others, Ruud Duyville and Uriel Mangala. When 16-year-old Kayden Storey failed to play ‘The Last Post’ to the last note on his trumpet in a packed stadium, the frustrated youngster was immediately surrounded by players from Nottingham and Aston Villa to cheer him on. The fact that Nottingham made a cameo afterwards – thanks to Mangala – was probably a good thing too.
look. The players cheer for Storry after a horn error
As Armistice Day approached, Kayden Storey, a 16-year-old member of Nottingham Forest, played the famous song ‘The Last Post’ on his trumpet before kick-off against Aston Villa. Warm moment. Players from both teams gathered around the center circle with Story. The supporters were silent. Normally the young man would have been there three years ago, but Covid has thrown a spanner in the works.
There is no amendment to the postponement. The performance last Sunday went smoothly at first, but with 60,000 eyes on him, Storey couldn’t play the entire song. Maybe the stress was getting to him.
What followed was a very warm moment. After huge applause from the players, staff and all spectators, several players – including Red Devil Orel Mangala – walked up to the now very disappointed trumpeter to cheer him on. A pat on the head, a handshake, or some encouraging words.
Storey left the field clearly disappointed by what had happened to him. Although the players’ comforting gestures undoubtedly made him happy. And something tells us that the sad face gave way to a smile after an hour and a half. Because his Nottingham team beat Aston Villa 2-0. It was called a stunt after Villa’s impressive start to the Premier League campaign – with Youri Tielemans and Leander Dendoncker once again having to make do with substitute appearances.
Mangala had his share in the win. Although Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez did not look good. The Argentine – recent winner of the Yashin Cup, the award for the best goalkeeper – misjudged our compatriot’s shot. He wanted to convert the effort with one hand, but clumsily handled the ball into his own net.
look. Mangala’s goal (and Martinez’s mistake)
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