England National team Footballer and Bournemouth forward Jermain Dafoe, had posted a highly emotional message on his Twitter handle mourning his very close friend of six-years-old, Bradley Lowery, a staunch fan of his former club, Sunderland who passed on, on Friday following a fight with neuroblastoma – a rare type of cancer.
Bradley took the role of a mascot for Sunderland on several occasions after the diagnosis and also for England in March’s World Cup qualifier against Lithuania, when he entered the field alongside his favourite player, Defoe.
Ever since Defoe had developed an incredible bond with Bradley who he regularly visited even after he left Sunderland for Bournemouth.
On his Twitter handle, Defoe wrote;
“Goodbye my friend going to miss you lots,”
Defoe wrote on Twitter. “I feel so blessed God brought you into my life, [I] had some amazing moments with you and for that, I’m so grateful.
“I’ll never ever forget the way you looked at me when I met you for the first time, the genuine love in those cute eyes.
“Really finding it hard to find words to express what you mean to me. The way you say my name, your little smiles when the cameras come out like a little superstar and the love I felt when I was with you.
“Your courage and bravery will continue to inspire me for the rest of my life. You will never know what a difference you made to me as a person.
“God has you in his arms and I will always carry you in my heart. Sleep tight little one. My best friend.”
See pictures of Dafoe and Bradley Lowery below
Dafoe breaks down in tears in Video