The panic is over! Sheffield Wednesday fan returns Lee Gregory’s face mask, after his father found it on the pitch following incredible play-off comeback against Peterborough
- Sheffield Wednesday pulled off a stunning comeback against Peterborough
- Lee Gregory lost his face mask when fans stormed the pitch after the game
- A fan returned Gregory’s mask after the club issued an appeal
Sheffield Wednesday star Lee Gregory got his missing face mask from a fan who found it on the pitch after the team’s dramatic play-off comeback win over Peterborough on Thursday.
The Owls went into Thursday’s semi-final second leg trailing 4-0 from the first game, but somehow turned the tie around, winning on penalties after claiming a 5-1 victory on the night.
Gregory, who scored the game’s second goal, played with a face mask following a recent injury he sustained in training, but lost the protective piece of equipment when fans stormed the pitch after the shootout win. This led to the club issuing an urgent appeal to supporters to help them find it before their play-off final.
‘Can you help me!?’ they posted on Twitter on Sunday.
‘In the wake of our stunning comeback win on Thursday, Lee Gregory’s mask is missing!
Lee Gregory (above) wore a face mask Thursday after suffering an injury in practice
He lost his face mask as the players celebrated their penalty shootout win but a fan has now returned it
‘The custom-built protective cover is near the dugout. Due to a short turnaround, we cannot replace in time for next week. Any ideas where it could be!?
Just five minutes later they received a response from a fan confirming that his father had found the mask on the pitch.
‘Yes, my dad took it after the game! Dm me I will take him to him before Monday!’ he wrote next to a photo of the mask.
The grateful League One club responded by posting a picture of a Sheffield Wednesday shirt signed by Gregory with the caption: ‘A short road trip later for the admin.’
Gregory has been a key player for Sheffield Wednesday this season, scoring 10 goals in the regular campaign before adding to his tally on Thursday.
He looks set to lead the line in the final at Wembley on May 29 after getting his face mask back, with Sheffield Wednesday facing Barnsley in an all-Yorkshire affair for the chance to play in the Championship next season.