LIVERPOOL, England — An Everton fan who has been serving to Ukrainian refugees was once introduced directly to take a penalty all the way through the Premier League staff’s preseason fit towards Dynamo Kyiv.
Paul Stratton, a 44-year-old Liverpool municipal employee, has travelled to Poland to ship provides to refugees fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Stratton, in complete Toffees uniform, got here on instead towards the top of Everton and Dynamo’s “fit for peace” at Goodison Park on Friday evening.
Everton supervisor Frank Lampard gave him directions at the touchline prior to Stratton tucked away his penalty. Stratton then ran towards the stands to rejoice and was once congratulated by way of Everton gamers.
The function did not depend and the sport completed 3-0. The fit was once broadcast are living nationally in Ukraine, the membership mentioned.
Proceeds will pass to humanitarian charities supporting the folk of Ukraine.
This was once the primary “fit for peace” in Britain. Dynamo has performed equivalent video games in different Eu international locations for the reason that get started of the conflict.
The gang integrated 2,000 Ukrainian refugees who’ve been resettled in Merseyside communities. They got loose tickets.