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Imposter Football Fan, 11, Steals Limelight From Fellow Gatecrasher John Terry

14/08/2014 16:49 | Updated 22 May 2015

Imposter football fan, 11, steals limelight from fellow gatecrasher John Terry

Chelsea captain John Terry has been widely ridiculed as an 'imposter' for barging in on his Europa Cup-winning team's celebrations – despite not putting a foot on the pitch.

Well, on Wednesday night, he met his match – in the shape of 11-year-old Louis Kearns.

The young Liverpool fan gatecrashed the celebrations, sharing the spotlight with Captain JT himself – and then came within a whisker of lifting the famous trophy.

Unfortunately, the Chelsea skipper was able to teach the lad a thing or two about the art of the imposter by stripping down to his kit and lifting the cup.

Before then, Louis had evaded security at the full-time whistle to run on to the pitch for a photo with Fernando Torres and manager Rafael Benitez.

When he realised that he had in fact got by completely unnoticed, the chancer cheekily joined the rest of the squad on the march up the stairs of the Amsterdam Arena to collect their medals.

Louis' mum Margaret admitted, like the rest of us, she couldn't quite believe what she was seeing.

She said: "I nearly died when I saw him go to collect the trophy. I couldn't believe it was him. Everybody was going mad on Twitter. I'm still in shock.

"I'm not sure how they got tickets, let alone how he nearly collected the cup."

Louis' aunt Francesca, 28, said: "I was watching the game, but I wasn't paying much attention to it. I've then seen a blond boy walk past the screen and I said I''m sure that's our Louis'.

"We were just laughing about it as he seems to get himself everywhere. As Torres went up to get his medal, he was waiting behind him and we realised it was him."

A UEFA spokesman added: 'The young boy in question was quietly removed once he got spotted on the ceremony tribune."

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