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Dr Jon Bell and City fan Jake Tindale to present Premier League trophy to Manchester City title winning squad

As Manchester City welcome 10,000 fans back to the Etihad Stadium for the first time this season, two extra special guests will be on hand to deliver and present the Premier League trophy to the 2020/21 title winning squad this weekend.

In tribute to the late Colin Bell who sadly passed away in January this year, Colin’s son Dr Jon Bell, Consultant Radiologist at the Christie Hospital in Manchester, will carry the Premier League trophy on to the pitch and to the podium.

Following the news of Colin’s passing earlier this year, tributes and messages flooded in for the City legend and this weekend Jon and other members of Colin’s family will be in attendance as fans are able to pay their own respects in person at the game.

The Club will also welcome 15-year-old City fan, Jake Tindale who will be part of the official presentation party.


                        Dr Jon Bell and City fan Jake Tindale to present Premier League trophy to Manchester City title winning squad

In December last year, Jake was diagnosed with a brain tumour and underwent surgery just two weeks later to remove it over the Christmas period and is currently in recovery.

On hearing Jake’s story, manager Pep Guardiola and members of the playing squad sent video messages and well wishes to Jake over Christmas, promising to invite him to enjoy a special experience at the Etihad Stadium once fans were able to return and it was safe to do so.

Jake expressed his anticipation for the game and said, “The Club sent me an amazing message from Pep Guardiola and as soon as I saw it I was anxious as to what he would say.

"When he said I’m going to be presenting the trophy I was just speechless – it was one of the best surprises of my life.

"I still don’t think it’s fully set in what I’ll be doing yet, I can’t wait.”

Watch the video above to hear Jake's incredible story, plus his reaction to the messages of support from Pep Guardiola and other members of the City squad.

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