Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 3/21/13
Edgar Davids was sent off and his team lost an important game Saturday, but the Barnet FC player-manager still endeared himself to the club’s fans. Davids rescued 36 Barnet fans who were stranded on the highway by kicking players off the team bus and taking the fans on the ride of their lives, the Telegraph reports. We’ll admit, the former Ajax, Juventus and Netherlands star wasn’t driving the bus. He didn’t exactly kick his team off the bus either. The Barnet bus was making the 215-mile trip from Accrington back home, when it came upon the fans’ broken-down bus. Some of them were waiting in the cold for a replacement bus. Davids spotted them and acted. He told the bus driver to stop at the nearest rest stop. There, he ordered the players off the bus and told them to wait (it’s not like they could go anywhere else). Davids and the bus returned to the stranded fans and gave them a lift to the rest stop. The former Ajax, Juventus and Netherlands star was even kind enough to buy them coffee while they waited for the replacement bus to arrive — at their new, comfortable location. “I saw the coach on the side of the highway with some of the supporters standing outside in the cold,” Davids said. “It was the least I could do for my team, to send the coach back to pick them up so they don’t stand in the cold.” “Shortly after the coach had arrived it started to rain, I was glad I did it. No man left behind!” Davids may have earned a world of fortune and fame as a professional soccer player, but he didn’t forget what it’s like to be down and out. Barnet could benefit from its manager’s karma-building move. The club is mired near the bottom of League Two (England’s fourth division), and it will needs every bit of help as it fights against relegation. Have a question for Marcus Kwesi O’Mard? Send it to him via Twitter at @NESNsoccer, NESN Soccer’s Facebook page or send it here. He will pick a few questions to answer every week for his mailbag. Photo via Facebook/Edgar Davids
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Giants’ Victor Cruz cleared to practice

PETA sends Warren Sapp vegan lobster following shark bite

Report: Josh McCown has looked better at times than RG3

Mike Trout does David Ortiz impersonation

Suspended Steelers WR Martavis Bryant set to help coach HS football

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Tickets for ‘Monday Night Football’ game in Mexico sell out

Kevin Durant says he never told Russell Westbrook he was staying in OKC

God Shammgod hired by Mavericks as player development assistant

Soccer player terminates contract after being attacked by stray dogs

Todd Bowles confirms Ryan Fitzpatrick is Jets starting QB: ‘It’s his job’

Carmelo Anthony shocked Dwyane Wade left Miami for Chicago

Giants acquire All-Star Eduardo Nunez from the Twins

Vikings QB injured trying to kick open door

Josh Gordon thankful for support from Browns

Report: Seahawks DE Chris Clemons retiring

Denard Robinson blames falling asleep at stoplight for pond crash

Everything that's already gone wrong at the Rio Olympics

Hue Jackson: Browns will give Josh Gordon a fresh start

Diamondbacks nearing Daniel Hudson trade

Amar'e Stoudemire's presence (and absence) changed the NBA

What would George Costanza have traded to get Bonds and Griffey?

Gabby Douglas can make USA Gymnastics history at Olympics

Week 3 will determine the Big Ten's reputation this season

Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Everything that's already gone wrong at the Rio Olympics

Amar'e Stoudemire's presence (and absence) changed the NBA

We asked Team USA: What other Olympic sport would you play?

Why Gary Bettman's CTE denial is cause for concern for NHL

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

WATCH: Five other uniforms Chris Sale should cut up

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker