England were led out the tunnel by Bradley Lowery and Jermain Defoe ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Lithuania this evening.
Lowery is a terminally ill Sunderland fan who suffers from a rare cancer called neuroblastoma. He has been given the opportunity to meet several of the Black Cats’ stars in recent weeks and months, and appears to have developed a strong bond with Defoe.
This evening, captain Joe Hart stepped aside and allowed Lowery to walk the team out ahead of their clash with Lithuania. This is great to see.
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) 26 March 2017