Tony Gillan: Pictures of Jermain Defoe and Bradley Lowery restore faith in humanity

Bradley Lowery with Jermain Defoe at Wembley Stadium.  Picture by FRANK REID
Bradley Lowery with Jermain Defoe at Wembley Stadium. Picture by FRANK REID
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But let us say something positive about England.

I have no idea how newspaper industry awards are decided, narrowed down, or even suggested.

Bradley Lowery after he fell asleep on Sunderland football player Jermain Defoe in hospital.

Bradley Lowery after he fell asleep on Sunderland football player Jermain Defoe in hospital.

Be serious; how the hell would I know?

Nevertheless, I had thought until recently that the picture on the left could not be bettered for some sort of Photograph of the Year gong.

I still think that. However, the snap on the right must be due some consideration too.

At least we can say – and without applying the usual hogshead of sarcasm – that it all restores a little faith in humanity.

Why it even makes you think that football is not quite the cesspool of avarice and self-interest that we are led to believe.