Chelsea mascot enjoys the “best day of his life” at Wembley
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Chelsea mascot enjoys the “best day of his life” at Wembley

Football fanatic Jacob Clement led the team out at Saturday's cup final with club captain Gary Cahill

Jacob lines up during the playing of the national anthem prior to kick-off
Jacob lines up during the playing of the national anthem prior to kick-off

Chelsea fanatic Jacob Clement said he experienced “the best day of his life” on Saturday when he led the team out at the FA Cup final.

The 11-year-old from Borehamwood, who plays for Brady Maccabi Red, comes from a Chelsea-mad family [he’s a fifth-generation fan] – a lot of whom were at Wembley to see him walk out of the tunnel with club captain Gary Cahill.

He said: “Walking onto the pitch, I felt nervous but also excited. When lining up on the pitch, Cahill introduced me to the FA as “Little Man” I got two handshakes and it was the best day of my life!”

Having been on the mascot waiting list since he was five-years-old, he met the full Chelsea team, as well as ex-Arsenal and England player Ray Parlour.

He was joined at Wembley by his parents, sister, papa and grandma, while his other grandparents who were in Israel, found a local bar who specially showed the match for them.

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