'We couldn't believe it!': Leeds United fan describes emotional moment she spotted late dog in Elland Road crowd behind Jack Harrison

A Leeds United fan has described the emotional moment she spotted her late dog Beck - in the Elland Road crowdies.

Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 4:51 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 4:54 pm

Nicola Roberts, 49, lost her beloved labrador Beck at the start of lockdown from cancer.

Nicola, a Clinical Psychologist for the NHS from Brighouse, said her family have been 'so lost' without Beck since his death - having shared the 'ups and downs' with him since 2007.

She said to honour Beck, the family immediately thought of him when they had a chance to put a crowdie in Elland Road.

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Jack Harrison with Beck in the crowd

Nicola told the Yorkshire Evening Post she couldn't believe her eyes while watching Leeds United's victory against Fulham on Sunday when star Jack Harrison jumped in to the 'crowd' to celebrate a goal - directly next to Beck.

She explained: "We lost our beloved Labrador Beck at the start of lockdown.

"He was 12 and developed a cough which turned out to be cancer.

"We've been so lost without him, especially during lockdown, and we just immediately thought of him when we had a chance to put a crowdie in ER.

Beck

"He's been through all the ups and downs with us & Leeds since 2007 so we hoped he'd bring the lads some luck.

"We wondered where he was in the stadium and hoped we'd spot him but couldn't believe it when Jack Harrison ran to stand by him after the third goal!

"We were already going mad for the goal but seeing Beck in the kop behind the goal was just brilliant."

Nicola said it was a poignant moment when she spotted Beck.

She added: "He really was an amazing dog and did everything with us, we had some fantastic adventures over the years.

"The response on twitter has been lovely.

"Everyone loves seeing a dog picture and I think it just cheered everyone up.

"We all need it after the last 3 months!"