Little Matildas fan who went viral when Sam Kerr gave her Australia’s most prized soccer shirt reveals large reward she was provided for promoting it

Just hours after Matildas star Sam Kerr handed over her match-worn shirt to a fortunate younger fan on Saturday, a radio station tried to purchase the prized piece of Australian sporting historical past for a blinding determine.

Nine-year-old Zara went viral for all the precise causes after Australia’s historic Women’s World Cup quarter-final victory over France on Saturday evening, when she was the fortunate recipient of Kerr’s prime.

Now she and her mom Selma have spoken to Brisbane radio station Nova 96.9, explaining the staggering supply a rival radio station had already made to attempt to snatch the jersey from her palms.

They appeared on Fitzy and Wippa with Kate Ritchie that includes former Home and Away star, Michael Wipfli and former Sydney Swans and Adelaide Crows AFL participant Ryan Fitzgerald.

Zara can hardly consider her luck after being handed Kerr’s jersey after the penalty shootout

Zara and her mom Selma appeared on Today to share the competition-worn jersey with the nation

Ritchie made a brazen effort to get them to present the sweater to her, earlier than Zara and her mom revealed the supply that had already been made. The dialog went like this:

WIPPA: “Zara, this is a really great opportunity because it’s Kate Ritchie’s birthday here. Zara, would you give her the sweater?”

KATE: ‘You know what I would wish for my birthday more than anything in the whole world is Sam Kerr’s jersey’

FITZY: ‘You’re not going to get it Kate, it’s Zara’s sweater’

SELMA: Kate, what number of luggage do you’ve?

FITZY: “Well this is the thing, what do you love Louis Vuitton mama?” What is your favourite?’

SELMA: ‘Yes please, YSL’

KATE: “So you’re happy to swap mommy okay”

SELMA: “No, no, there’s no way Zara will let me.”

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Kate Ritchie, Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli and former Sydney Swan and Adelaide Crows AFL participant Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald

That’s when little Matilda’s mother revealed the eye-popping quantity they’d already gotten for the sweater:

FITZY: “Have you had an offer on the Jersey yet or not?”

SELMA: “We actually did, from a radio station that said $5,000 and we said no.”

KATE: ‘Don’t you dare’

As it seems, Zara could possibly be one other Sam Kerr within the making.

She has scored 16 targets in 12 appearances for her native Brisbane membership this season and idolizes the Australian captain.

“We were yelling and trying to get Sam’s attention. And Sam just noticed. And then we got the jersey,” she advised the Nova crew.

‘I said thank you, thank you. She said you are welcome. And yes, we hugged each other a bit.’

Zara additionally revealed to the Today present hosts that she meant to border the sweater and never promote the coveted piece of Matildas merchandise.

“I would like to list, but before I do I want to get her (Kerr) autograph,” stated Zara.

She additionally hopes to be on the pitch alongside Matildas captain for the crew’s semi-final in opposition to England this week.

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