Jeff Brazier found the ultimate way to treat his football mad son Bobby on his 13th birthday on Thursday. The doting father took the teenager and two friends to the England v Portugal football match at Wembley Stadium, where Bobby had the chance to act as a flag bearer.
Sharing photos from the fun evening out on Twitter, Jeff looked just as excited as his son when they arrived at Wembley Stadium ahead of the match. "B'day boy is off to 'flag bear' whatever that entails & is hoping to meet @HKane #GetIN #Partner #ENGvPOR @vauxhall," Jeff tweeted.
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Jeff's son Bobby acted as a flag bearer for England on his 13th birthday
Jeff also revealed that the boys had the chance to meet his "hero", football legend John Barnes, although they were too young to know who he was. He posted a photo of their encounter, writing: "When your son gets a photo with my footballing hero… But you have to explain who he is afterwards… #TheseKids."
Nonetheless Bobby appeared to have enjoyed their meeting as he smiled broadly in the photo, prompting many of Jeff's followers to comment on his striking resemblance to his mum Jade Goody, who passed away in 2009.
"Bobby is beautiful and image of Jade," one commented, while others took the opportunity to wish the teenager a happy birthday.
Jeff also met his "footballing hero" John Barnes
Jeff had revealed what he had in store for Bobby's birthday on Thursday, when he gave another rare glimpse at his eldest son. "Happy 13th birthday to this not-so-little one. Flag bearer duties at the #ENGvPOR game as a birthday treat," he tweeted.
The life coach has since revealed that he is planning something else for Bobby and his younger brother Freddy, 12, to mark their mother Jade's birthday on Sunday. The Big Brother star would have been turning 35, and Jeff is keen to ensure his sons remember her as much as possible.
"Organising something special for the boys to do on their mums birthday this Sunday. #Remember," he tweeted.
Jeff has previously explained that he sets aside a day each month for Bobby and Freddy to focus on their mum, telling HELLO! Online: "We always talk about Jade and always do out things to celebrate her life, which is the way we like to look at it. We always try and make the 15th, but if we're doing something that day then we say the 14th or 16th.
"We'll always just try and maintain that standard so we know that we're doing everything that we can for us, because we know that expressing how we feel and talking about mummy is a good thing for us to do."