Wes Hoolahan wells up in emotional farewell to Norwich
Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan was quite emotional when saying goodbye to the club after his final game on Saturday.
Hoolahan scored the opening goal and registered an assist in a 2-1 win over Leeds United with the 35-year-old set to leave Carrow Road after 10 years in Norfolk.
Hoolahan made 352 appearances for Norwich after joining the club from Blackpool in June 2008 and after Saturday's match with Leeds he said that it had been an emotional week for him.
His send-off, with a whole stadium applauding him off the pitch and both Norwich and Leeds players rushing up to shake his hand, was something else:
If that did not get you teary-eyed, Hoolahan's farewell speech to the Norwich faithful at a post-match event would definitely set you off.
He tried to keep it together but it was all too much.
“The the send-off, with everyone coming up to me, was very emotional," Hoolahan told the club's official website.
"It was a fantastic day. I said to the boys in the huddle that it doesn’t count unless we win the game, and the boys win the 50-50 battles, they played brilliantly.
“Especially in the second half we were on it and we deserved to win 2-1. It was nice to get the win, and it means I can enjoy it more.
“There were a few tears. It’s been an emotional week getting lovely messages off people. I’ve been here a long time and you get attached to people.
“Knowing that I won’t step out at Carrow Road again for the Club in a league game was emotional, and it couldn’t have gone any better today.”