Deaf NFL fans are celebrating after deaf American football player, Derrick Coleman’s side The Seattle Seahawks beat the San Fransicso 49ers 17-23 last night.
The Seahawks and Coleman will now play at the Superbowl on February 2nd against the Denver Broncos, giving Coleman the chance to win the biggest prize in American sport and become a Superbowl champion.
The game will take place at the Met Life Stadium in New Jersey, close to New York, in front of 82,000 fans and broadcast to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.
Derrick Coleman, who went deaf at the age of three, has become well known around the world after starring in an advert for battery manufacturer, Duracell.
The advert shows how Coleman was bullied as a child and initially rejected as a professional player but worked his way through reserve teams to take his place in the Seattle Seahawks first team.
One commenter on this site, Dee Dee said:
“Get ready Mr. Coleman!!! You are going to the Superbowl!! You are such an inspiration and I am truly blessed to see a historic event!! You never stopped believing and a as a fan I won’t stop believing that you will win the Superbowl!! Congratulations!!”
By Andy Palmer, Deputy Editor
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