There were emotional scenes on the Shankill Road this morning after Jordy McKeag was finally reunited with his football after 9-years apart.
Jordy McKeag was just 11-years-old when his brand new Nike Total 90 Tracer ball was kicked onto the roof of a building by former friend Travis.
Despite the best efforts of Travis, the boys were unable to retrieve the ball leaving Jordy £10 out of pocket.
But finally, after 9 long years, McKeag has been reunited with his beloved Nike ball amidst much rejoicing on the Shankill Road.
A dog walker spotted the ball this morning on the grass bank where Jordy and his friends would play football and use profanity.
It’s unclear how the ball came down off the roof but experts believe it may have been blown down by a gust of wind or discovered by a young Smick with exceptional climbing attributes.
Addressing the world’s media this afternoon, McKeag, now 20, said:
‘It’s been 9 agonising years since Travis miscontrolled my ball’.
‘It was £10, brand new and I was absolutely distraught’.
‘But I never gave up hope that one day we’d be reunited’, beamed McKeag, before kicking the ball against a nearby UDA mural.
However, the atmosphere soured when a journalist asked if McKeag had forgiven Travis for what he’d done.
‘He still owes me a tenner’, he snapped.