The New Orleans Saints turned the tables on their super fan, hyping him up during an interview on “Good Morning America.”
Jarrius Robertson, the Louisiana 14-year-old who is battling chronic liver disease, is an ardent Saints fan. He met several players when they visited Oschner Children’s Hospital last year while he was a patient there.
He is on the waiting list for a liver transplant, according to “Good Morning America.”
Jarrius has been invited to practices and games, and he was in the Superdome on Sunday when a video was taken of him telling the Carolina Panthers they could not dance in “his” end zone.
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Because of the viral video, he was asked to fly to New York, where he was interviewed on “GMA” on Tuesday.
But the Saints went one better. On Tuesday, the team made Jarrius an honorary Saint and will take him and his dad, Jordy, with them on the team plane this weekend to Kansas City, where he will serve as the social media reporter for the team.
Coach Sean Payton, quarterback Drew Brees and defensive end Cam Jordan made the announcement from the Saints training facility in Metairie, with Jarrius in New York. “GMA” shared the video on their Twitter feed.
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