A 20-year-old soccer player in the United Kingdom has been dubbed a "legend" by some netizens after he generously gifted two game tickets to a cash-strapped fan.
Hours before the Football League Championship game Saturday afternoon between Ipswich Town Football Club and Bolton Football Club, soccer fan Tris Monk engaged in some Twitter banter with Ipswich defender Tyrone Mings. Wishing the athlete a good game, Monk wrote that he wanted to attend the match but said he was "skint" (a British slang term for "broke").
— tris monk (@blutris89) March 16, 2013
Mings responded with a big-hearted offer: free tickets.
— Tyrone Mings (@tyronemings1) March 16, 2013
Twitter exploded with glee following this awesome exchange, with more than 5,000 netizens retweeting the soccer player's thoughtful response and many praising the young man for his altruism.(Story continues below.)
— George Brooks (@GeorgeeeBrooks) March 16, 2013
— Kevin-Editor Of...©™ (@LeedsUnited_MAD) March 17, 2013
tyrone mings is a legend
— Joe Greenstock (@Joe_Greenstock) March 17, 2013
— SheWoreAYellowRibbon (@SheWore) March 17, 2013
— Allan CR7 (@allanation428) March 17, 2013
— Rhys Cooke (@RhysCooke88) March 17, 2013
— Simon Wyse (@Wysey01) March 16, 2013
"It was just amazing," he said. "It just goes to show, with modern footballers, some do care about the fans”
(Hat tip, MSN)