I doubt this was the fairy tale ending that he would have hoped for.
A barnstorming run from the halfway line, rounding the keeper and smashing the ball high into the net at the Tilton End to score a 90th minute winner would have been great, but sadly they don’t all end like that.
Jude Bellingham bid farewell to St Andrew’s and to Blues last night as we fell 3-1 at home to Derby County on the final day, but results elsewhere meant we stayed in the division by the finest of margins.
Bellingham was replaced in the 76th minute and received a standing ovation from players and staff in the process, with his move to Borussia Dortmund now complete.
Is Jude Bellingham our Player of the Year?
Speaking after the game, the 17-year-old gave an emotional interview in which he looked back on his time at the club, and said that he would only have happy memories of his time here. It was a message that got Blues fans feeling rather emotional as well.
Just seen your interview with Colin on you tube all I can say from the heart what a credit you are to your family us blues fans gonna miss you your effort thoughtfulness desire application will put you in good sted
Wish you all the best in your next venture
— ricky (@rickysewell1) July 22, 2020
He’s the only one that has shown passion and guts to try and get us out of the situation. Fair play to you lad all best looking forward to you playing for England
— dan (@danbcfc32) July 22, 2020
Such a genuine affection for the club. He can hold his head up high, despite being not quite at his best since Barnsley away match his play in the first half today stood out and his assist for the goal last week against Charlton has ultimately kept Blues up
— The magic of bootlegging (@78DarknessTour) July 22, 2020
This boy is a class act, loves Blues but deserves his success.Did the right thing by the Club ensuring we got money for him too. Mom & Dad must be so proud, we real Blues fans are. Good luck @BellinghamJude – you deserve it 💙 #KRO #OnceABlue
— TraceyW (@TraceyWilko) July 23, 2020
This video needs to be replayed to the “senior” pros and staff at our club. They have treated this lad with a total lack of respect last night, he should have been able to go out on high #bcfc
— Chris Woodcock (@Chris10Woodcock) July 23, 2020
If only all the players felt the same and had a big ambition to our club not just about pay checks kro jude
— COME ON BLUES SWITCH ON (@liam06786164) July 22, 2020
What about you? What do you make of Bellingham’s message?