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Heartbroken Hibs fan devastated after having to fulfil promise to son to take him to Hearts game

A DEDICATED Hibs fan was left devastated after having to fulfil a promise to his Hearts supporting son that he would take him to the Scottish Cup final.

Jason Hood said he was “almost in tears” when his eight-year-old son Lewis told him he was a Hearts fan last year – despite his dad being a life-long Hibs supporter.

The 33-year-old refused to take the youngster to any rival games but did make him a promise that he would take him to the Scottish Cup final if Hearts qualified.

Jason from Niddrie, Edinburgh, was already devastated when his team were unable to beat the rival team in the semi-finals last month.

But the council worker never believed that Hearts would make it far enough through to the final.

Video shows Jason looking less-than-impressed at Hampden on Saturday as he stuck to his word and took Lewis to the match against Rangers.

The doting dad wore jeans to cover up his Hibs tattoo on his calf but refused to join in when “buzzing” Lewis was belting out Hearts songs.

In another blow, the schoolboy made his dad pose up for a photograph where he held up five fingers to symbolise Hibs’ 5-1 defeat to Hearts in the 2012 Scottish Cup Final.

However it was Jason who had the last laugh when Rangers scored two goals in extra time, leaving him in fits of laughter while Hearts fans had their heads in their hands.

After his side went two-nil down, Lewis was captured on video asking his dad: “Why did you take me here?”

Jason posted a video of his Hampden visit on TikTok the following day, writing: “The things I put myself through for my son.”

The video has gained over 150,000 views and more than 8,000 likes.

Hundreds of people left comments praising Jason for sticking to his promise.

One said : “As far as dads go, you’re top of the list. Love this.”

Another wrote: “‘Why did you take me here!’ Maybe he’s back as a Hibs fan now?”

A third commented: “That’s what I call a good Dad, putting his boy before what he wants.”

A fourth added: “The things parents do for our kids.”

Jason and Lewis with a Hearts flag
Jason burst out laughing when Hearts conceded in extra time.

While one person said: “Fair play to you! You stuck to your promise and your son will never forget that.”

Speaking today, Jason said: “He’s a Hearts fan, I’m a Hibs fan.

“When he turned seven I was saying we’ll go to a Hibs game.

“His mum said he’s too scared to tell me that he doesn’t like Hibs anymore.

“I asked him who he supported and he said Hearts and my heart sank, I was almost in tears.

“His mum ended up buying him a Hearts strip and I was heartbroken.

“I took him to Hibs games and took him to the Scottish Cup parade when we won when he was three.

“I’m a Hibs fan and my grandad was a Hibs fan but my dad’s a Hearts fan, but he didnt take me to games but I did (take Lewis to Hibs games).

“Me and Lewis’ mum are both Hibbies.

“I said I would take him if they made it to the final so I looked high and low to try and get the tickets.

“The day was fun and it was fun seeing him happy, I did it for him.

“He made me do the five-one and was trying to get me to shout ‘Jambos’ in their chants.

“When we got there (Hampden) his face was lighting up, he was buzzing.

“I would do it all over again but for me being in the Hearts end, it was s***e.

“I was going to wear shorts but I have a Scottish Cup Hibs tattoo on my calf.

“When Rangers scored he put his hands on his head, all the Hearts fans were, and I was just sitting there laughing.

“The second goal went in and I just burst out laughing again.”

The tightly contested bout saw the final go into extra time where Rangers quickly bagged two goals in quick succession.

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