Leeds United skipper and Scotland star Liam Cooper has brightened up another young fans’ life with another classy move.

Cooper and Leeds United have handed out another virtual mascot experience to a brave kid who supports the Elland Road clash, taking place ahead of their clash against Newcastle United last night.


Cooper has been commended again. (Photo by TIM KEETON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Eight-year-old fan Jude Hawkridge is currently receiving treatment for leukaemia at Sheffield Children’s Hospital but Cooper made sure that he joined the Leeds United team when they walked out at Elland Road last night.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side won 5-2 against the Toon, Cooper joined by Jude via virtual call on an iPad. This was first utilised by the Scotland man last month ahead of the match with Arsenal, where Cooper used an iPad to bring young fan Elliot Metcalfe out with him.

Jude’s father has also ran a half-marathon every day for a month earlier this year to help raise funds for charity. He and his son were on-screen at Elland Road last night, greeted virtually by the entire Elland Road team.

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LEEDS, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 16: Ezgjan Alioski of Leeds United celebrates with teammates Liam Cooper and Stuart Dallas after scoring their team’s fourth goal during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Newcastle United at Elland Road on December 16, 2020 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Rui Vieira – Pool/Getty Images)

With mascots locked out of football tradition under the Covid-19 protocols, Cooper and his club have found a way to make sure those who need a lift most still get some sort of mascot experience.

They have been rightly commended for their actions once again across social media and beyond.

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