Silvia Grecco, who was seen narrating game to her blind son, named FIFA’s Best Fan

first_img Next Reuters MilanSeptember 24, 2019UPDATED: September 24, 2019 08:58 IST Silvia Grecco and her son have been featured on various Brazilian TV programmes, and even visited a Palmeiras training session (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBrazilian Silvia Grecco and her son Nikollas won the Best Fan Award with 58.36% of the votesLast year, Silvia Grecco was spotted narrating a game to her blind son NickollasNikollas, who was born five months premature and was adopted by Grecco, is a fanatical Palmeiras fanIt was the sharp eye of a Brazilian TV reporter that led to Silvia Grecco being awarded FIFA’s Best Fan award in Milan on Monday.The reporter noticed the Palmeiras fan talking to her blind son Nickollas during a derby match against Corinthians and asked a camera operator to film the scene in the stands.By the time Grecco and the then 11-year old Nikollas had left the stadium, the footage had been shown all over Brazil.”He told the people who were broadcasting the game that there was this mother commentating this beautiful scene for her son and it went viral,” Grecco told CBN radio in Sao Paulo.”I didn’t even know we were being filmed. When I left the stadium I realised so many people were talking about it.”It’s not new, we’ve been doing it for years, at least once a month unseen in the middle of the crowd.”Nikollas, who was born four months premature and was adopted by Grecco, is a fanatical Palmeiras fan.His mother stressed she does more than relay the action to her mildly autistic son.She sings along with the rest of the crowd and shouts to players, encouraging them to shoot, pass and change position.”I am not an official narrator mum,” she said. “I describe the details of the atmosphere as well, the characteristics of each player, whether they have dyed hair, or long sleeves, or what colour of boots they are wearing.””Narrating the goal is the most exciting part, I have no doubt about that.”advertisementGrecco won the Best Fan Award with 58.36% of the votes.Also Read | Lionel Messi wins best FIFA player of the year award for record 6th timeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Silvia GreccoFollow FIFA Best FanFollow Nikollas Silvia Grecco, who was seen narrating game to her blind son, named FIFA’s Best FanSilvia Grecco and her son Nickollas, 12, became minor celebrities for the Sao Paulo team Palmeiras after the mother was spotted on TV last year narrating one of their matches from the stands.advertisementlast_img read more