Two unsympathetic daughters filmed their mum's tearful reaction to the news that football legend Steven Gerrard is to leave Liverpool – and then posted it on You Tube where it has been viewed more than 200,000 times.
Hayley Masterson, 44, from Lisburn in Northern Ireland, was filmed weeping at the dinner table after being told the devastating news.
Her less than sympathetic daughter Lauren captured her mum's outpouring of grief and then her sister Kerri posted it online.
Hayley told the Belfast Telegraph: ''I've been a Liverpool fan all my life.
"When I heard last night (that he was leaving) it was devastating. I couldn't believe my reaction after it but I just couldn't believe that he was leaving."
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Hayley had particular reason to feel upset because she was diagnosed with cancer several years ago and came close to meeting her hero.
The Willow Foundation, who set up 'special days' for people suffering serious illness, had arranged for Hayley to visit England and meet the Liverpool skipper.
But the trip was cancelled as the mum's health began to improve and she devoted the time to fighting the battle that she thankfully won.
Asked how she would react if she ever met Gerrard, Hayley said: "I would pass out, I couldn't handle it."
It is believed Gerrard, who scored both his side's goals in their 2-1 FA Cup victory away at AFC Wimbledon last night, is on the verge of agreeing a £3.9million deal to join LA Galaxy on an 18-month contract, according to reports from the US.
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