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Bernard Jones Is Mascot Aged 105

7 August 2017

Preston North End had a very special mascot on Saturday as 105-year-old Bernard Jones led out the teams at Deepdale.

 After a post on social media about Bernard, a very generous PNE fan offered Bernard the chance to be mascot at Deepdale for the opening game of the season. 

The mascot package was donated by Anthony McDonald who felt Bernard deserved a reward for his decades of support. 

Bernard was given a tour before heading into the dressing room to meet the first team squad ahead of kick-off. 

You can view a gallery of images from Bernard's day at Deepdale in the gallery above. 

The lifelong fan was a lucky charm for the side who went on to win the opening game of the season for the first time since 2008 after Bernard led the teams out infront of a packed stadium. 

After the match, manager Alex Neil met Bernard where the loyal supporter congratulated the gaffer on the victory.

Everyone at Preston North End would like to thank Bernard for his support over the years and it was an honour to have him behind the scenes on Saturday. 

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