In the first sketch I tried to put the characters in an actual setting, but the composition sucked:
So I put them together a little more compact and freefloating, which works much better on the page:
After approval I finished the final illustration and added some background to suggest a full stadium:
Also, the skarf had be striped blue and white
Also, the gesture of the pensioner was not disapproving enough. He really had to wave off the game in a more dismissive kind of way. Whether I could depict the gesture a second later, when the hand would be bend forward a little more. Okidoki!
And with some digital magic it all pieced nicely together like this: