Dundee United fan Tommy McKay scored a ridiculous chip at Tannadice last night – and insisted it was a dream come true despite coming in a half-time competition.
The Arabs supporter got the chance to take part in a Home Advantage challenge organised by club sponsors McEwan Fraser Legal halfway through their Championship clash against Dunfermline.
United ended up winning the game 1-0 thanks to Simon Murray’s late winner – but that wouldn’t have provided half the entertainment that McKay’s goal did.
A football accident when he was nine years old led to him breaking his leg and doctors detecting cancer in it. He had to have it amputates and has walked with the aid of crutches ever since.
So to see him dink United’s development team goalkeeper Brett Long in front of the Tannadice crowd is something special:
The videos of McKay scoring the goal have been going viral since last night – and we got the chance to exclusively speak to the 32-year-old about his big moment.
He told us: “It was an amazing feeling.
“As a fan I’ve been to the ground a lot – even reported on games for the club website, but I’ve not been on the pitch since I was a mascot in 1994!
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“To score a proper goal in a competitive setting – albeit a daft competition – really was a dream come true.
“It’s something I didn’t think would ever happen after losing my leg so young.”
McKay was part of a team of United fans going up against Dunfermline supporters and his dink helped them to a 3-2 victory which gets them hospitality tickets at a game in the future.
You’ll see plenty of great goals throughout the rest of this season, but we doubt many will be as good as this bit of genius from McKay.