Keeper Lets Down Syndrome Fan Take Penalty At Full Time

This is the touching viral moment a goalkeeper helps an opposition fan with Down’s Syndrome make a dream come true by letting him onto the pitch at full time and score a penalty past him.

The heartwarming incident took place after Uruguayan side Penarol’s 1-0 victory away at Plaza Colonia in the Estadio Suppici stadium.

Video Credit: Golders/VTV Uruguay

In the video, the players can be seen shaking hands after the final whistle when Penarol goalkeeper Kevin Dawson begins walking with a Plaza Colonia fan towards one of the goals.

The fan, named in reports as Lucas who reportedly suffers from Down’s Syndrome, can be seen kissing the ball before placing it on the penalty spot and preparing to try and beat Dawson from 12 yards.

Video Credit: Golders/@PlazaColonia

The referee then blows his whistle and Lucas runs up and fires a penalty towards the top left corner with his left foot.

Dawson dives at full stretch but cannot keep the penalty out and Lucas sprints away to the corner flag celebrating with his arms outstretched as the fans applaud him.

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The fan celebrating his goal

The video has been viewed over 1.4 million times and netizens loved Dawson’s gesture, with ‘ElCharroMajadero’ writing: “Great gestures of humility from the heart.”

And ‘gusanocandeloso’ added: “That is being a great person and human being.”

And ‘Alfonso Limon’ added: “What a strike from the guy!!”

Penarol sit top of the Uruguayan Primer Divisiona while Plaza Colonia are in 11th place.


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