Tyrone Mings has become something of a Twitter legend after generously giving tickets to a fan who was low on funds.
The 20-year-old soccer player made a fan’s day after that fan, Tris Monk, struck up a conversation with Mings prior to Ipswitch Town Football Club’s match against Bolton Football Club.
“Good luck today, wish I was there to watch,” Monk tweeted at Mings, with the hashtag “skint,” a British slang term for broke.
Mings tweeted back that he’d left two tickets to the game in Monk’s name, adding that he “shouldn’t miss a game cos u can’t afford it.”
More than 5,000 people retweeted the generous soccer player’s offer, and many praised the young man for his altruism.
Monk told the BBC Mings was a “great example to other players.” He added that he often tweeted Ipswitch players on gameday to strike up a conversation, but never expected the response he got. Monk said he thoroughly enjoyed the game.
“It was just amazing,” he said. “It just goes to show, with modern fo