Ajax football player Hakim Ziyech is trying to trace the young boy he promised a football shirt, only to be conned by a trickster who pretended to be the lad’s father.
The boy, named by a Moroccan football website as 11-year-old Hussairy, lives in Lille and had gone to the Champions League match between Lille and Ajax on November 27 with his mother.
In the 70th minute the boy ran onto the pitch to embrace his idol Ziyech, who gave him a hug and promised him his shirt, if the boy fetched it after the game.
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ATTENTION followers and whoever this message crosses! I’m trying to get in touch with (the parents of) the kid who ran towards me during Lille – Ajax! Please forward this to them, as I’ve give a man who claimed to be his father my shirt. Apparently he isn’t the father and didn’t give it to him. Send me a DM with one of the family’s instagram/facebook account. People who try to trick me like the man above will be blocked.
A couple of days later the shirt was up for sale on ebay, leading a lot of fans to question the boy’s motives.
However, it has since transpired that Hussairy never got the shirt because his mum was waiting for him and she was in a hurry to leave the grounds. Someone else posing as the boy’s dad went to pick it up and hopefully cash in.
Ziyech has now said on Instagram that he wants to trace the boy and give him a shirt of his own.
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