The love for football is only second to the pure, unconditional, and strong bond between a mother and her child. But what happens when these two come together? It's something that we recently found out in Brazil.
The video of a mother narrating the story of a local football match to her visually-impaired son, from September last year, is doing the rounds of the internet right now.
Silvia Grecco and her son Nickollas, 12, have become minor celebrities in the Sao Paulo team Palmeiras after the mother was spotted on TV narrating one of their matches from the stands.
Sempre muita emoção. ðð·ð pic.twitter.com/Nzl0qAcpLK— silvia grecco (@pringrecco) September 10, 2018
During a recent game between Palmeiras and Botafogo Futebol Clube, Grecco explained to AFP, “I describe details: this player is wearing short sleeves, the color of their football boots, hair color.”
The most heartwarming sight was to see the young Nickollas, jumping up and down with his friends at the right moments during the match, and surprisingly in unison with the thousands of other fans, who were wearing the club's dark green jersey.
ðððððððð— Danilo Charlds (@CharldsDanilo) September 11, 2018
Salute to the mother ððð— ManishSingh72 (@Singh72Manish) January 29, 2019
Tmj Nicolasðð— Temisâðð 1ï¸â£7ï¸â£ð§ð· (@TemisSSilva) September 10, 2018
Silvia further added that this activity is more about the emotions than the technicalities of football. Despite not being a professional, she gives her own spin to the events on the field, sometimes even including the curses sent down the referee's way.
This is surely not the first time a disabled fan has become a social media sensation by following the sports they love, but this duo of mother and son would certainly be remembered for a long, long time to come.