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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Club Issue Statement In Support Of Ronaldo Going To Wembley

Hereford FC have issued a statement in support of taking a Hereford Bull called Ronaldo to Wembley next Sunday.

'Ronaldo is a prize Hereford bull and is regularly paraded at events all over the country in front of crowds of tens of thousands of people. He has already appeared at Edgar Street - our home ground - on two occasions ahead of matches and on each occasion the respect he has been shown by supporters with polite applause has been fantastic.

'A full risk assessment and method statement has been completed ahead of Sunday and all the welfare requirements he might need are in place to ensure his comfort. The Hereford Cattle Society is fully sighted on all that is planned and the necessary licences have been secured.

'An experienced vet - who has endorsed our plans - will be on site throughout Ronaldo's appearance around the pitch and he will have an acclimatisation period at Wembley once he arrives at the stadium. The 3 hour journey to Wembley will also be nothing unusual for him as he often travels country wide to be paraded at various shows, before then returning back to Herefordshire.

'Ronaldo's safety has been at the forefront of all our planning for his appearance at Wembley on Sunday and an announcement will be made over the PA system at the stadium asking supporters to respects the animal's dignity.

'We can reassure interested parties that if there were any concerns for Ronaldo's welfare, we would simply not have put forward the proposal for him to be 'shown' ahead of the game.'