TED Whittington was the envy of many a football-mad youngster at the weekend.
The 11 year-old, who lives on Warwick Gates, had the honour of being a mascot at the Leicester City versus Everton match on Saturday when the unlikely new Premier League champions were crowned.
The Myton School pupil only found out a week earlier that he would be the mascot of league sponsors Barclays – before
Claudio Ranieri’s men had actually secured the title – after his uncle, Nick Carvell, a devoted fan of The Foxes, put Ted’s name forward.
With tickets like gold dust, Ted got to take along his uncle and his cousin, and was given the full VIP treatment.
Before the match he was given a tour of the stadium and a new pair of football boots, met Mr Ranieri and the team in the dressing room, before a pre-match kickabout on the pitch with the players.
And the eyes of the footballing world were then on Ted as he led the teams out of the tunnel accompanied by Leicester captain Wes Morgan.
Ted’s mum Tricia said: “He was overwhelmed. He had such a great day and was really looked after.
“He got to meet the players, including the manager, and was then chosen to accompany the captain onto the pitch. He was nervous but absolutely loved it.
“There was a great party atmosphere and it is something he will never forget.”
Despite his family’s Coventry City leanings, Ted is now a firm Foxes fans following his dream day at the King Power Stadium.