There was a special family moment ahead of the Norwich game on Saturday when John Ruddy was joined on the pitch by his son.

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The City ‘keeper’s son was celebrating his fifth birthday and as a treat had the opportunity to be one of the mascots for the Premier League match with Liverpool.

The two walked out of the tunnel at Carrow Road hand-in-hand, with the player’s son dressed in a full matching kit, complete with ‘Ruddy 1’ printed on the back of his goalkeeper shirt and a distinctive pair of yellow boots.

The England international had announced that his son would be joining him on the pitch through his Twitter account, @Johnruddy86, hours before the match.

He said: “Happy birthday to the best son in the world! 5 years have flown by! He is mascot today so give him a big cheer canaries!!”

Norwich went on to lose the game 5-2.

1 comment

  • 5 eh?.. Tell dad to leave you at home when you're 6.

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, September 30, 2012

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