Aston Villa FC manager’s mum has special message for the fans

The mum of Aston Villa manager Dean Smith says his dementia-suffering dad “would be very proud” but heartbreakingly revealed he doesn’t recognise his son anymore.

Hilary Smith told Birmingham TV: “He doesn’t know him.”

Hilary Smith: “I’m so proud. Its fantastic and something he has always wanted to do and his dad would be so proud of him.

“His dad has got dementia and is in a home but he doesn’t know him.”

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