An American Football fanatic from Rutherglen enjoyed the “trip of a lifetime” when he joined his brother in Miami to watch his favourite team take part in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Fraser Bedwell made the once-in-a-lifetime trip to Florida to watch his beloved San Francisco 49ers take on Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL showcase event.

Fraser Bedwell made the trip to Florida to watch the Super Bowl with his brother

The sports fan and brother Steve missed out on the chance to watch their team in a the 2013 Super Bowl thanks to a new family arrival.

But the brothers honoured a seven-year promise – and spent more than £20,000 – to jet off to Florida.

Steve, 48, who moved to New York a decade ago, snapped up the £10,000 tickets for the annual extravaganza.

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Charity worker Fraser, 42, said: “We’ve talked about it ever since the 49ers were last in the Super Bowl.

“We thought about trying to go then but my daughter Libby had just been born and it was a non-starter. But I wasn’t really sure if Steve was joking.

“Even when we were FaceTiming after the Niners won the NFC Championship, I thought it was just a bit of fun. So I couldn’t quite believe it when he called and said, ‘Get yourself on a plane.’

“You talk about once-in-a-lifetime experiences and going to a Super Bowl is something else.”

The brothers developed their love for the game in the 80s, when Steve got them both hooked on San Francisco when gridiron first came on Channel 4.

Kansas City Chiefs celebrate after defeating San Francisco 49ers by 31 - 20

He said: “I’d no idea what was going on. I thought a running back was someone going backwards. But I wanted to pick a team.

“I saw Dallas with Larry Hagman on TV and they showed the Cowboys’ stadium in the opening credits and I thought, ‘I can’t pick them.’

“I couldn’t do the Patriots because can you imagine a Scot supporting New England? So I chose the 49ers.

“Normally I wouldn’t consider paying that kind of money for one game. But a promise is a promise and it’s family.”

And on Sunday the siblings sported their jerseys and kilts at the Hard Rock Stadium but despite their passion for the game, Kansas City Chiefs beat San Francisco 49ers, 31-20 in a thrilling match.