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Wayne Rooney Donates Shirt From Scotland Match To Terminally Ill Eight-Year-Old

Wayne Rooney Donates Shirt From Scotland Match To Terminally Ill Eight-Year-Old

Waza Rooney gets a fair bit of stick these days. Say what you like about him on the pitch, but the England skipper has shown his class this week in a video promising his shirt from the weekend's World Cup Qualifier triumph over Scotland to a terminally ill eight-year-old fan.

Kasabian Newton-Smith, from Sheffield, was diagnosed with cancer as a toddler and is currently fighting a battle against two inoperable brain tumours.

Support has poured in from across Twitter for the social media campaign #1LastSmile4Kasabian, started by Grassroots Football. Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp has also been heavily involved in supporting the campaign and the likes of Adam Lallana and Alan Shearer have joined Rooney in showing their support for the young boy.

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Billy Sharp (left), Kasabian (centre). Credit: The Bootiful Game

It's always great to see the football community pull together to support a lad in the most difficult period of his life, and fair play to Rooney for this gracious act of generosity.

If you want to get involved in the campaign and show support for little Kas, just jump on Twitter and get retweeting and use the tag #1LastSmile4Kasabian. I know I will.

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Words Mike Thomas

Feature Image Credit: PA

Topics: Wayne Rooney