ARSENAL made a young fan’s day with a classy gesture during Tuesday night’s League Cup clash with Leeds.
One Twitter user described taking his young autistic son to the Emirates for his first ever match.
The Gunners-mad kid was ‘buzzing all day’ to witness the action but when it came to the evening itself, he struggled with the noise of the fans.
His dad decided they’d better leave, only for the kind intervention of a thoughtful steward to turn their evening into a special one to remember.
“He was buzzing all day for it. I wasn’t sure if it he’d ever go as he has autism.
“Once we were in the ground he struggled with about 50,000 people shouting and was having a hard time.
“Halfway through the 1st half I could see he wasn’t going to get used to it so we had to leave.
“When we left the stadium, a steward asked why we were leaving and I told her.
“She asked me to hold on and contacted someone else. Next thing I know, we’re being walked towards club level.
“They’ve got a sensory room there where we could watch the rest of the match.
“The bloke running the room, Luke Howard, was fantastic with everyone in there & between him & the stewards that helped, turned the night into a great memory. Thank you @Arsenal.”
Arsenal installed their sensory room back in September 2017, in order to ensure that fans with ‘reduced sensory stimuli’ can enjoy games in a safe and comfortable environment.
The facility is open for all home games, and is also used for community purposes on non-matchdays.
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