Footballer shows up in full kit for son’s birth

Wigan Athletic winger Ryan Colclough

Wigan Athletic winger Ryan Colclough recently had a day he won’t soon forget – scoring twice for his club before rushing to witness the birth of his son.

On Tuesday, Colclough scored two goals in Wigan’s 3-0 win against Doncaster in the English third tier, before being subbed off early in the second half so he could rush to the hospital in time to see the birth of his son.

Colclough showed up for the special moment still fully kitted out in his Wigan uniform, having only just bagged a brace! He raced down the tunnel and made it to the birth with 30 minutes to spare.

“It was a great feeling,” Colclough said.

Assistant Wigan manager Leam Richardson: “At half-time we got the message that his missus’ waters had broken, his second child.

“As soon as the second goal he was off the pitch, because his head was somewhere else. We’re all men, we’re all individuals… some of the players wouldn’t have gone… they’d be still in the dressing room now! Others want to get straight out to support their partner, and you respect every individual in what they want to do. Obviously we all wish him and his family well, and we hope everything is okay.”