Newport's hero goalkeeper Joe Day cuts short his team's FA Cup celebrations to race to his w
A hero goalkeeper cut short his side's FA Cup celebrations to race to his wife's side after she gave birth to their twin daughters during the match he was playing in.
Newport County player Joe Day was seen on live television running off the pitch after his side beat Middlesbrough 2-0, setting up a glamour tie with Manchester City and sending team-mates and fans into a frenzy.
The 28-year-old knew the birth was imminent but had his phone turned off during the win on Tuesday night.
And as soon as the final whistle went Day asked boss Michael Flynn if he could dash off to see his family - but he missed the births after an image of the babies published on social media showed they were born at 8.13pm and 8.35pm - during the first half of the tie.
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On Wednesday Newport County's Disabled Supporters' Association revealed what it said was an image of the newborn twins with the caption: 'Congrats to our Keeper Joe Day and his wife Lizzie, their twin girls were born during our FA Cup replay last night.'
Via Daily Mail
My view: That's double celebration for the Goalkeeper.