A Chilean football fan recently traveled from his hometown to the United Kingdom to watch his national hero Ben Breraton Diaz play for Blackburn in the EFL Championship. Rovers was scheduled for Millwall on Saturday. However, things did not turn out as planned. Jovan Kesternich has learned that Diaz has been ruled out of the match due to injury.
That is not the end. To make matters worse, the game was later canceled due to Hurricane Younis.
But Kesternich did not face this disappointment alone as he learned that four more Chilean fans had traveled about 7,414 miles from Santiago (Chilean capital) to Lancashire (England) to watch their favorite player play.
Although Rovers Forward was not able to entertain its followers with its performance on the field, it won the hearts of many on social media by sending messages to enthusiastic fans from its club’s official Twitter page.
“Sorry you won’t get a chance to see Ben play this weekend, but here’s a message from Brereton for you,” Blackburn Rovers captioned the video.
In the clip, Breraton can be heard addressing his followers and praising their efforts to see them in action. “Unfortunately I can’t play, but hopefully I’ll see you in the game, and I’ll be fit soon, all the best year,” he said.
Brereton was injured during his team’s goalless draw against West Bromwich Albion. He was taken off the field in the middle of the game as his ankle twisted.
Breret received his first national call-up for Chile in June last year. Since then, he has scored three goals in nine games to become a fan favorite in the football-crazy South American country.
He was also Chile’s best performer during the 2021 Copa America. He was also on the scoresheet when Chile lost 1-2 to Argentina in January 2022 during the World Cup qualifiers.
He has scored 20 goals for Rovers in 30 games this season and before he was injured.