Eleven-year-old Charlie Silverwood was attending a friendly soccer match between Bournemouth and Real Madrid, when all of a sudden he was struck by a Cristiano Ronaldo free kick.
The shot, which was fired from 35 yards out, broke Charlie’s wrist in two places, but the little man stuck it out for the remaining 84 minutes of the match before going to the hospital. His reward for being so tough: a signed Real Madrid shirt. As the surprisingly articulate 11-year-old put it, “It’s one of the most spectacular ways you can get your arm broken.”
Cheers to you, Charlie.
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