Unusual football-themed baby announcement from Gillingham fan Sean McHugh

A football fan has found an extra-special way of announcing he and his partner's news to family and friends.

Gillingham supporter Sean McHugh from Herne Bay, who is expecting a baby with girlfriend Amy Jordan, took to social media to let people know a 'new signing' would be announced shortly.

Sean Mchugh and Amy Jordan are expecting a baby next year
Sean Mchugh and Amy Jordan are expecting a baby next year

He later posted a picture of a Gills shirt on facebook featuring his name and images of the baby's scans saying "We are excited to announce that we have signed baby McHugh on a lifetime contract to the McHugh and Jordan family".

Amy tweeted the post which gained over 25,000 likes and even got the praise of the club itself and Sean's favourite player Barry Fuller.

The 26-year-old electrical engineer is a life-long member of the Gills faithful, having been born in Chatham.

Sean says it was a stroke of genius that made him come up with the creative idea.

He said: "I thought someone else had already done that but obviously not. We had the scan done on the day we posted it.

"We had to get the shirt printed and we asked so many people to do it."

Sean Mchugh used an innovative way of announcing he and his partner Amy were expecting a baby. Picture: Amy Jordan.
Sean Mchugh used an innovative way of announcing he and his partner Amy were expecting a baby. Picture: Amy Jordan.

The couple went to Bay Embroidery in Sea Street to get 'McHugh' printed on the shirt.

Sean said: "They closed at 5pm but they stayed behind to do it which was nice of them."

Amy, a teaching assistant from Riverview, Gravesend, was shocked at the response the news has received.

The 21-year-old said: "I didn't expect him to be that involved with announcing it but when he said it, it made sense because he's all about football."

Amy, who works at Langafel CofE Primary School in Longfield, used to play football and Sean plays for Tankerton, who are in division three of the Kent League.

The couple regularly attend matches together. Their baby is due in March next year.

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