A disabled eight-year-old ‘true Blue’ Everton fan who was allocated seats in the Manchester City side of the clubs’ Capital One Cup semi-final clash was told by fans he ‘should have been drowned at birth’.
Everton fan James Ireland, fondly known as ‘JJ’, was taken to the match by his dad James, 35, having seats allocated through his season ticket.
The Garston boy was shown by stewards to the south-side, to what were apparently the wrong seats, only to become the victim of horrific verbal abuse.
JJ, who has has cerebral palsy, was told by Man City fans that he ‘should have been drowned at birth’ along with other abuse.
His dad said the stewards ‘did nothing’ – and at one point, a fan tried to climb over the barrier to get to the father and son and was merely placed back in his seat by stewards.
JJ was the…
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