A Norwich City supporter has been presented with a personalised shirt in recognition of 10 years of service to fans at Carrow Road.
Kevin Reade, 64, has been running his popular Hog Roast food stand outside the ground’s ticket office for the last decade.
And ahead of Wednesday’s game against Preston North End, Managing Director Steve Stone surprised Kevin with a City shirt printed with number 10 on the back.
Kevin said: “I am totally gobsmacked. I thought they were bringing me my new contract and then when I was given the shirt it was such a shock. It is brilliant and I will definitely be wearing it.”
Kevin said his favourite thing about the job is interacting with the fans.
“I love the banter with all of the supporters,” he said. “I’m a big supporter anyway so it is great having a chat to them, even with the away supporters, and I just love it.
“I’ve been a season ticket holder since I started kicking a ball about so I always wanted to come here. So when I heard they were looking for outside vendors I thought I would stick my hat in the ring and luckily they chose me.
“Some of my customers have been coming for the whole ten years and they come to see me every game.”
Speaking after the presentation, Mr Stone said: “Congratulations to Kevin on his milestone of serving our fans from his hog roast stall for ten years.
“It’s a very popular stall and it’s important for our fans to have a variety of food options when they come to our games – both inside the ground and outside at concession stalls like Kevin’s.
“We’re always keen to encourage fans to come to games at Carrow Road early to fully enjoy the occasion and having excellent food and drink options available to them is obviously an important part of that.”