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Asthmatic girl surprised by Ramage

By matthew murray, Sports Reporter Saturday 22nd February 2014
Peter Ramage with Scarlett Palmer.
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An asthmatic seven-year-old who was moved to tears when a smoke bomb was let off at the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday was pleasantly surprised when Reds defender Peter Ramage turned up at her school and gave her a signed shirt.


Ramage heard about Scarlett Palmer's experience on Twitter and contacted the Chronicle and asked if we could track her down. The centre-half dropped in at High View School in Wombwell yesterday and presented Scarlett with one of his away shirts which had been signed by the players.


Ramage said: "I've got two young girls myself. While the smoke bombs add atmosphere and excitement to a game, there is a dangerous side to them too. My young girl had a cough for a few days after one was set off at Oakwell the other week and my dad told me what it was like at Doncaster.


"Children like Scarlett are the next generation of fans and hopefully she wasn't put off by Saturday. "We need everyone on board and I wanted to drop her a shirt off to show her that we value her support."


Mum Jeanette said: "Scarlett was really upset on Saturday.  It affected her breathing and she was crying, which isn't nice when she's trying to watch the game."


Scarlett, who watches the Reds home and away, added: "I was sad but Peter has cheered me up. I thought the shirt would come through the post and I can't believe he came to my school."