‘He was like a little child’: Norwich City star shocks fan on 60th birthday

Timm Klose phoned my dad to wish him a happy 60th birthday. Picture: Robert Cawthorne

Timm Klose phoned my dad to wish him a happy 60th birthday. Picture: Robert Cawthorne - Credit: Robert Cawthorne

A Norwich City fan had a birthday to remember after a surprise call from one of the club’s players.

Timm Klose Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267

Timm Klose Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paul Cawthorne was due to be on holiday celebrating his 60th with his children and grandchildren, but the trip was on hold due to coronavirus.

Instead, the 60-year-old was surprised when Canaries star Timm Klose rang him to wish him a happy birthday.

Read more: ‘Stay home, save lives’ - Canaries keeping in contact with supportersPaul’s son Rob had asked if it was possible to ring him on his special day after the club called to check how he and his family were doing.

Paul, who turned 60 on Tuesday, said: “What a great thing to do. We had a nice chat about how the family was and talked about the football season. That was a great surprise.”

The family all sit together in the Regency Stand.

Read more: Canaries star’s message of support to NHS staffRob added: “My dad very excitedly rang me up straight away to say Timm Klose had called, he was like a little child. It was lovely they made a 60-year-old man smile and happy.I want to give them recognition for taking the time to do it.”


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