The mum of a seven-year-old boy who went viral for brutally snubbing Kalyn Ponga throughout a pre-season recreation says the Newcastle Knights star is definitely his favorite participant.
After Newcastle’s 36-14 pre-season trial loss to Parramatta on the Central Coast on Friday evening, teen Andy Condon was preparing for a recreation along with his staff the Toukley Hawks, when Ponga approached him.
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The Knights playmaker supplied him his blue and crimson headgear, however after holding it for a second, the boy gave Ponga his headgear again.
The trade, captured on reside TV, went viral on social media — prompting Andy and his mum to elucidate it was only a misunderstanding and he really ended up accepting the headgear.
“I only handed it back to him because I thought he still wanted it, but he didn’t,” Andy informed the Sydney Morning Herald.
“I ended up keeping it. I told him I listened to his podcast. I follow Newcastle and Penrith, but Kalyn is actually my favourite player.”
Andy’s mum Holli defined: “Andy loves his footy, it’s his third year of footy, and he actually loves Kalyn.”
“He reckons he will wear it every week now. He even wanted to wear it tonight during the game, but the headgear is signed now, so he might want to get it framed instead.”
On the sector, the Knights have been torn aside by Parramatta because the Eels had seven totally different particular person tryscorers to Newcastle’s three.
Ponga is making the transfer from fullback to five-eighth because the Knights purpose to make finals for the primary time since 2020.