The fiancée of a footballer who was killed on a night out has given birth to a baby they had no idea they were expecting before his death.
Kelly Bossons, 27, has revealed that her and Jordan Sinnott’s daughter was born on September 27 this year.
Jordan, who played in midfield for Northern Premier side Matlock Town after being a pro for Huddersfield Town and Halifax, was just 25 years old when he was killed by one punch on a night out on January 25 this year.
It was only after his life was cut short that she discovered she was 14 weeks pregnant.
Tearful, Kelly told the MirrorOnline she has named the baby Maisie Jordan.
She said: “Everyone says how much Maisie looks like Jordan. She has his hairline and face shape.
“My heart breaks when I think how much he would have loved her. We have all been cheated of so much.
“He loved his family, my family and wanted nothing more than to create our own.
“Now, thanks to two thugs’ brutal jealousy, I am left without the love of my life and Maisie will never know her lovely, funny, kind daddy.”
Kelly also revealed the semi-pro footballer’s death saved others’ lives because he was an organ donor.
Jordan, son of ex-Bradford and Crystal Palace ace Lee Sinnott, and Kelly met him through mutual friends in 2016 and they began a relationship a year later.
Jordan was punched after a misunderstanding about a joke in a pub in Retford, Nottinghamshire on January 25.
Kai Denovan, 23, told him he was a “good-looking lad” who would have “no trouble pulling girls”, unlike himself who was “ fat and ginger ”.
Believing he was joining in the banter, Jordan said, “Yes, I can see that”.
Denovan, who had drunk five pints of Stella, two pints of Strongbow and three double Southern Comfort and lemonades, punched him.
Jordan and his pals left the pub but Denovan and Cameron Matthews, 21, hit him despite his willingness to apologise.
Matthews floored the footballer, leaving him with a fractured skull and he died of brain damage hours later.
Denovan was jailed for 11 years for manslaughter after a trial at Nottingham Crown Court. Matthews, 21, who admitted manslaughter, got eight years.
Unbeknown to Kelly, a few weeks before he was killed, Jordan had told his mum Melanie he was going to propose to her, while Kelly’s dad Trevor cried with joy when Jordan asked for permission to wed his only daughter.
Kelly, a sales manager, said: “Jordan was so good with kids, playing football with them. Everyone loved him.”
In the weeks following the killing, Kelly suffered bouts of sickness with the stress.
After two tests and Kelly’s mum Sue double checking the results, it dawned on grieving Kelly that she was carrying Jordan’s child.
Plea to change birth law
Kelly faces a bill of thousands of pounds to register Maisie as Jordan’s girl.
Because Kelly and Jordan were not married and he died before the birth, she, the tot, Melanie and her son Tom have to have DNA tests to prove Jordan’s paternity.
A family court judge will decide if the footballer can be legally named as the baby’s father.
Kelly and Melanie are asking people to support this petition to change the law.