Port Vale midfielder Michael Brown recently had his 39th birthday, so to celebrate, he treated his teammates to something different.
From the League One club’s official website:
“Normally when it’s your birthday you’re meant to bring cakes in or croissants or some sort of flapjacks or whatever – some treats for the lads,” he told port-vale.co.uk.
“So they were sort of saying ‘come on Browny you’re getting on now, you’ve got to do something special for us’.
“We occasionally get a bacon sandwich or something like that for the lads so they were saying for me to do a butty van or that sort of thing.
“And I thought that a big bacon and egg sandwich shop isn’t ideal so I thought ‘what about ice creams?’”
With that inspired thought, he arranged for a Mr. Whippy van to stop by Vale Park so players and staff could enjoy a refreshing mid-winter ice cream. They didn’t even need to wear a shirt to be served.
A happy birthday all around.