Maddison holds up T-shirt to honour late Leicester club doctor who died this summer after stunning strike at Man City



Posted Monday, September 28, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk

LEICESTER CITY star James Maddison celebrated scoring against Manchester City by holding a T-shirt in tribute to a club doctor who died this summer.

The Foxes midfielder bent in a beautiful goal to make it 4-1 to Brendan Rodgers' side.

Maddison holds up T-shirt to honour late Leicester club doctor who died this summer after stunning strike at Man City
James Maddison paid a beautiful tribute to Leicester club doctor Stuart Birtwistle who died this summer Credit: Getty Images - Getty

Maddison then ran over to the dugout where he was handed a white T-shirt.

The 23-year-old held it up to an empty stand, where it showed a photo of Stuart 'Bertie' Birtwistle standing by the Premier League trophy the club won in 2016.

According to TV presenter Anna Soubry, "lovely man" Birtwistle died "this summer after a long fight with cancer".

He leaves behind wife Alison and two children Laura and Joseph.

Birtwistle worked for the NHS as an orthopaedic surgeon for over 30 years.

It is not known how old Mr Birtwistle was when he passed away.

Maddison and his Leicester team-mates put on the perfect performance to honour the former club doctor.

Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick, with Maddison's strike also added to by a Youri Tielemans penalty to thump fellow title challengers City 5-2.

City boss Guardiola went into the game complaining about a lengthy injury list.

And it showed out on the pitch as Vardy and co tore them apart to affirm their own title ambitions.



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