Newcastle hero’s sons make special Magpies appearance
Ed and Tommy Speed made special appearances in honour of father Gary at Steve Harper’s testimonial earlier this week.
Nearly two years after Gary Speed’s shock passing, his two sons played the closing stages of Harper’s charity game which involved Newcastle United and AC Milan at St James’ Park.
This testimonial match marked Harper’s 20 years of service to the north east club.
Over 50,000 onlookers came to visit this momentous occasion, where they saw legends past and present step onto the field of play, in honour of the former Newcastle United goalkeeper.
Among the home team, Wales and Newcastle United legend Speed’s two sons, Ed and Tommy, made a special appearance in the second half in their father’s honour, reported the Chronicle.
The Welsh legend’s sons were met by a blissful applause and hailed by a flurry of chants including “Speedo” and “There’s only one Gary Speed” after replacing Newcastle United heroes Peter Beardsley and Kevin Nolan.
The fans’ reaction was a fantastic gesture to both the Speed family, and the charity match itself.
The youngsters looked sharp in their time on the pitch, which lasted for around 10 minutes, and both have shown potential as footballers.
Ed, the eldest of Speed’s sons, has already been called up by Wales’ under-16s squad, so perhaps the former Newcastle number 11′s legacy in football could continue for some time to come.