Greg Inglis comes to rescue of Gladstone woman at Fan Day

SHE was being pushed back by the crowd, but this 91-year-old wasn't going to let that stop her from seeing her favourite boys.

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June Linnane, 91, was with her daughter Leonie Robertson-Hughes, when they were waiting in the crowd at the Queensland Maroon fan day on Tuesday; being the small woman that she was she was easily lost in the crowd as fans jumped forward to greet Greg Inglis.

June Linnane is a big Greg Inglis fan, so when he stopped and made a beeline straight for her at the Fan Day, June was beside herself. Photo: Contributed.
June Linnane is a big Greg Inglis fan, so when he stopped and made a beeline straight for her at the Fan Day, June was beside herself. Photo: Contributed.

But suddenly, the popular football start moved his way through the crowd, and right towards June.

It can only be assumed Inglis saw June get lost in the crowd and made a beeline right for her, to say a special hello.

Daughter Leonie, 67 saw the whole thing, and said she and her mother were quite chuffed by the whole thing.

"The pushing wasn't very bad, people were just excited but the police had started to move people along which caused her to sort of lose her spot," she said.

"But it was very lovely of Greg Inglis to come and say hello and have a chat to her, she just loves her football, it meant a lot."

The pair ended up at the fan day by accident, Leonie had business at the bank and brought her mother along.

"I was thinking, why are there so many people on the street … what on earth is going on?" she said.

"I completely forgot the Queenslanders were coming to town. But it was a wonderful surprise."

After a chat with Inglis, the pair moved over to a quieter area of the street, and they just so happened to run into the Queensland coach, Kevin Walters.

Queensland Maroon Coach Kevin Walters
Queensland Maroon Coach Kevin Walters Bradley Kanaris

"Mum walked straight over to him and said hello," Leonia said.

"And he said to her, 'you know who I am?'

"And she said, 'I have watched every game of football you have ever played, Kev!' And then they got to chatting for a while."

Leonie said her mother had a great big smile on her face the whole day.

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