As a mascot you only get so long around your heroes before the match begins, meaning every moment has to be savoured.

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One boy’s apparent planning paid off in brilliant fashion as he decided to bring a pen out with him as the mascots lined up in front of the players for the national anthems.

Before the anthems began, he had Ronaldo signing the back of his yellow T-shirt with the officials watching on, grinning.

Ronaldo, only too happy to take the opportunity to sign the boy’s shirt made all it all pay off.

Smart thinking from the boy. It will though surely now become a very common sight indeed to see mascots bringing pens out with them before matches.