Danish Squad Fly Knudsen Home to Meet Newborn Daughter
Sunday, 17th Jun 2018 20:03
Town defender Jonas Knudsen was given a surprise gift by the rest of the Danish squad following their 1-0 victory over Peru in their opening World Cup group game in Saransk yesterday - a private plane back to Denmark to meet his newborn daughter for the first time.
Knudsen’s wife Trine gave birth to their first baby a few weeks earlier than anticipated on Tuesday, after he had already travelled to Russia for the finals.
The DBU (the Danish FA) announced last week that there were no plans for Knudsen to fly home to be with his wife and baby, however, the squad clubbed together to pay for the private flight as a paternity present for their team-mate.
The plane was waiting for the 25-year-old following Saturday evening’s victory over the Peruvians, in which the Town full-back had been an unused sub.
Knudsen spent today with his wife and daughter and will return to the squad’s training camp in Anapa on Monday.
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|Mullet added 20:07 - Jun 17|
That is proper class - well done those lads.
|jas0999 added 20:12 - Jun 17|
Superb stuff. Well done to all.
That said, if it had have been me, I’d have been there in the first place. Sometimes, there is more to life than work. This IN MY OPINION, is one such occasion.
Congrats to the Knudsens.
|12th_Man added 20:12 - Jun 17|
Very nice Denmark national team
|Tractorboy1985 added 20:22 - Jun 17|
How @jas0999 has got 2 down arrows beggars believe! The mentality on here sometimes is mind boggling!
|rfretwell added 20:23 - Jun 17|
Jas0999, thatvfirst birth is an amazing unique experience. You are right
|arc added 20:27 - Jun 17|
Errrr... Jas0999: "a few weeks earlier than anticipated"; and he's in Russia. I expect he's gutted he wasn't there. Hence the kind gesture by his teammates.
Congratulations, Jonas and Trine! :-)
|jas0999 added 21:14 - Jun 17|
Arc - each to their own. I’ve been there. No messing, get on next flight.
|linhdi added 21:15 - Jun 17|
Absolutely wonderful gesture by his teammates. What a brilliant month he is having!
|BlueBlood90 added 22:14 - Jun 17|
Top class from the Danish boys. Congrats to Jonas!
|ArnieM added 22:22 - Jun 17|
Some things are just far bigger that football .
Many congratulation Jonas - proud daddy. Doubt he’ll give a stuff even if doesn’t manage to get any minutes on the pitch now, he’ll just be happy to be part of that Danish squad , AND a new dad ta boot . Good on ya Jonas 👍
|PhilTWTD added 22:54 - Jun 17|
As per the story, the birth was a few weeks early and came as a surprise so JK wouldn't have been able to get back to be there. Indeed, Denmark's assistant manager Jon Dahl Tomasson says JK was quite shocked when he was told the news that he'd become a father. "He was quite confused when we received the news of the birth," JDT was quoted as saying.
|Suffolkboy added 22:56 - Jun 17|
Congratulations to the Super Blue Knudsens ,and what great generosity from your very human mates to send you home !
Be a great Dad !
|TheTrueBlue1878 added 23:00 - Jun 17|
What an absolute touch by anyone who helped make this happen. Some things are bigger than football.
|horsehollerer added 23:25 - Jun 17|
Absolutely brilliant. What a gesture.
|bobble added 01:00 - Jun 18|
the wealthy creating more carbon pollution in the atmosphere because they are to elitist to take scheduled flights.
|algarvefan added 01:18 - Jun 18|
Congratulations to the Knudsens and what a lovely touch that it was done by his team mates. Class Denmark, well done.
|Daz added 02:43 - Jun 18|
Philtwtd i have to agree with jas0999. I wud have been bk on wed not Sunday regardless off missing the birth tuesday which was out off his control.
Family first any day
|Daz added 02:44 - Jun 18|
Congrats to Jonas and family
|TractorBeezer added 03:02 - Jun 18|
Congrats to the Knudsen family and well done to your teammates Jonas. Next adventure is to get to the final and score the winning goal!
|MattinLondon added 08:02 - Jun 18|
THeres a lot of judgemental p ricks on here. He would have talked this through with his other half.
|Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 09:16 - Jun 18|
Blimey! Anyway, good luck to you Jonas and family!
|ArnieM added 09:27 - Jun 18|
Would be nice if TWTD posters clubbed together and got the newest Knudsen Town bib and baby suit ( assuming they exists in the shop) ?
|BlueArrow added 09:48 - Jun 18|
Congratulations Maddog and Trine, and well done the Danish boys great team spirit.
|coolcat added 10:04 - Jun 18|
What a lovely gesture! Congratulations to the Knudsens. Hope all are doing well. :)
|TimmyH added 10:38 - Jun 18|
How football has changed!
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