Being a mascot for a pro soccer game must be one of the coolest moments of a kid’s life, and needs to be adopted into some North American sports. Sure it might cost the child’s parent 600 pounds, but I’m sure it’s worth every pence (to the child at least) to be able to walk onto the pitch and shake hands with some of the biggest names in the English Premier League.
Wayne Rooney isn’t the player he once was, but he’s still one of the most popular soccer players in the history of England, so you’ll forgive this child’s amazement when he realized he was standing next to the Manchester United star in the tunnel before the pre-game ceremony.
Swansea probably wasn’t too thrilled that a mascot for their squad was starstruck by a member of the opposing team, but that’s just kind of what happens when you’re Swansea City and have only been in the EPL for four seasons.
Rooney appears to feel incredibly awkward with this child staring him up and down in astonishment and gives the classic “better randomly look behind me to avoid eye contact” move.
You would think Rooney wouldn’t feel so uncomfortable around kids since he already writes just like them.