Gary Parkinson gets 'incredible reception' at Middlesbrough match
27 December 2013 Last updated at 14:38 GMT
Former footballer Gary Parkinson received a standing ovation from fans while attending his first game since he was diagnosed with locked-in syndrome.
The ex-Middlesbrough and Burnley player attended a match between his former clubs at the Riverside Stadium on Thursday.
Mr Parkinson was head youth team coach with Blackpool FC when he suffered a stroke in September 2010.
His son Luke said the fans had provided an "incredible reception".