Sheffield Wednesday have announced that Tony Foulds will be a guest at next week’s Steel City derby.
Mr Foulds, who became a worldwide star following his efforts to obtain a flypast in Endcliffe Park for the ten American airmen who lost their lives in the 1944 Mi Amigo plane crash, will sit in the directors’ box at Hillsborough on Monday night.
He will also take part in the half-time draw, giving fans of both sides the opportunity to show their appreciation for his years of dedication to the Mi Amigo memorial.
Mr Foulds said: “It’s going to be brilliant. I’m a Wednesday fan and I’ll be in the directors’ box.
“I’m taking my next door neighbour but he isn’t a Wednesdayite so I’ve told him he’ll have to keep his mouth shut.”
The ten-man crew of the Mi Amigo plane crash sacrificed their lives in February 1944 to save a group of children playing in Endcliffe Park, crashing the aircraft in the woods to avoid hitting them.
Mr Foulds was one of the children playing in the park at the time, at just seven years of age, and has spent most of his life tending to the memorial in Endcliffe Park commemorating the servicemen, inspiring a flypast last week where over 12,000 people paid their respects on the 75th anniversary of the crash.
Sheffield Wednesday take on the Steel City rivals on Monday night at Hillsborough.