Monday 23 September 2019

Alfie Evans’ brother makes debut appearance at Goodison Park with father Tom

Tom Evans and partner Kate James welcomed Thomas four months after Alfie died.

By Max McLean, Press Association

The brother of Alfie Evans, who passed away last year after a long legal battle over his treatment, has attended his first football match at Everton’s Goodison Park.

Thomas attended Everton’s 1-0 win against Arsenal with father Tom Evans, the pair watching on as Phil Jagielka’s first-half goal proved enough for the Toffees to take all three points.

“#allbecauseofalfie today Thomas made his debut at goodison park,” Tom wrote on Instagram.

“And he got to meet the players and manager… he had a lovely day and stayed awake through the whole game”.

In 2018 Thomas’ brother Alfie died from a degenerative condition aged 23 months. Alfie had attended Goodison Park before he passed away, apparently enjoying his time at the ground.

His father, an Everton fan, said Thomas has been tested and does not carry the same genes as Alfie.

Tom was bestowed with the Chairman’s Blueblood Award last year, an annual award given to individuals who Everton chairman Bill Kenwright believes “embody the Evertonian spirit”.

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