Elton John meets former Hornet Jay DeMerit and Canadian sports star Ashleigh McIvor at Vancouver concert
Backstage meeting for Elton John, Jay DeMerit and Ashleigh McIvor
First published Tuesday 16 September 2014 in News
Last updated 05:26 Tuesday 16 September 2014
President of Watford FC Elton John met up with a former fans' favourite, Jay DeMerit, when he played a concert in Vancouver, Canada, at the weekend.
The former Hornets defender, who retired this year, used his Instagram site to post a picture of him and his wife Ashleigh McIvor with the rock superstar.
DeMerit, who left Watford FC in 2010 to join Vancouver Whitecaps, said: "A lot of people don't know this, but Elton Johnused to own Watford FC, my former team, and is now considered its life president.
"Playing for Watford over six seasons, I've been fortunate enough to connect with him on a few occasions, but having him come and play in Vancouver last night, graciously offering tickets and inviting us in his dressing room for a visit, is the icing on the cake.
"Always a thoughtful and genuine man, talking football or family, he makes you feel like u aren't talking to one of the biggest music icons on the planet. He even gave us a shout out on stage (blush)!
"I have an amazing amount of respect and admiration for this man and I'm so grateful to get to share in these kind of experiences. Rock ON!"