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Young Dundee FC fan scarred for life by flare spends "best day of life" with heroes

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A young football fan left scarred for life after he was hit by a flare has spent the "best day of his life" with his Dundee FC heroes.Levi Rennie, 10, was in the away end at McDiarmid Park on Saturday for his team's clash with rivals St Johnstone when the terrifying incident took place.His family were told that he could have lost his sight and is now facing plastic surgery after the lit explosive struck his face - near his left eye - before scorching through his skin.The schoolboy, from Tayport in Fife, was invited to Gardyne to meet his idols on Wednesday in a bid to support him through his terrifying ordeal.Mum Sheree said that Levi, who has been left unable to sleep and suffering from anxiety since he was injured, loved every second of meeting his club's players and coaches.She continued: "The Dundee FC players, the wider team, the manager - they have just been absolutely unbelievable since this happened to Levi.“He has been given so many different gifts, then the experience of watching the players train and having lunch with them.

They really went out of their way for him.“His favourite player is Luke McGowan so he met him first and they had a blether. Then Luke showed Levi how to take penalty kicks against one of the goalkeepers, Adam Weston."Captain Joe Shaughnessy also took him round the changing rooms and he had a game of darts with Josh Mulligan.

Levi beat him, so he was over the moon."We had a full four hours with them, which we didn’t expect at all. Levi kept telling me: ‘Mum, this is the best day of my life’.

They just couldn’t do enough for him."The mum-of-two, who is determined to get Levi back to games as soon as possible to avoid any lasting trauma, said the club has also invited Levi to attend their

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