Festive footy treat for brave schoolboy who was hit in face with a firework

Plucky little firework victim Tyler Norris-Sayers is hoping for extra Christmas treats this year in his stocking.
Plucky little firework victim Tyler Norris-Sayers is hoping for extra Christmas treats this year in his stocking.

A VIP trip to see his favourite team play was an early Christmas present for brave young firework victim Tyler Norris-Sayers.

The treat for Tyler (10) was organised by the Barrie Wells charity and he went along to watch Burnley beat Bournemouth 3-2 at Turf Moor.

Tyler watched the game from an executive box with his mum, Nicola Sayers and his best pal, Kellens Lee Gerard. Nicola of Sycamore Avenue, Burnley said: “We had a lovely time that was made extra special when Burnley won.”

A pupil at Whittlefield Primary School Tyler has undergone a series of operations after the devastating accident in November when a firework fell over and shot into the crowd, hitting him in the eye at the organised display held at Rosegrove Railway Club.

Surgeons have placed a membrane made of amniotic fluid on Tyler’s eye and there are signs that the stem cells are repairing themselves. He was due for more surgery this week to fit a new membrance and also a plastic ring to stop his eye from sealing shut with the scar tissue.

Tyler’s plight has touched the hearts of so many people including the Jap2Jap Car Club members who organised a meet in Burnley and took the car crazy youngster out for a spin in a Subaru Impreza.