Jack Grealish sends video message to released Crystal Palace academy player, he's a class act
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Jack Grealish has sent a video message to a released Crystal Palace academy player after hearing he’s working his way up through Non-League football.
Last year, Channel 4 followed a group of boys determined to achieve their dreams of becoming professional footballers at the prestigious Crystal Palace academy.
A number of youngsters managed to earn a contract during filming but teenager Jack Low was released by the Premier League side after a spell in the youth system.
But since the show was aired, Low has received a huge amount of positivity on social media, including a video message from Manchester City and England forward Jack Grealish.
Speaking to the youngster, Grealish said: "Hey Jack, it's Jack Grealish here. Just a quick message mate. I'm sorry to hear that you've recently been released.
"I just want to say, it's a small setback. I've had plenty in my time. Keep your head up, mate, stay strong, and I'm sure you'll bounce back soon. I'm sending all my best wishes."
Grealish has since been praised for sending over his words of encouragement. One fan responded to the above video, saying: "Class on and off the pitch, can’t help but love the guy."
A second wrote: "Really nice to see this from Jack. I just wish that football fans can put their hate aside for players when they do something good. Seen Trent get a lot of unnecessary hate when he started that academy, which isn't nice."
A third added: "Amazing human being! I don’t think there is a better motivation for a child."
Low, meanwhile, is currently playing Non-League football and is working his way back up the ladder as he attempts to bounce back from the recently set-back at Palace.
Last year, Grealish facetimed his biggest fan, Finlay Fisher, after the youngster sent a heartwarming letter to the former Aston Villa forward.
"I wish there were more people in the world just like you who treat people with disabilities the same as anyone else," Finlay wrote.
"It makes me really happy when I see that you, a famous footballer, knows what it’s like to live with people with cerebral palsy.
"You’re my hero and the best big brother to your sister. My dream is to meet you and give you a high five. Imagine meeting your idol!"
Finlay, who is part of City's Football Academy, soon received a signed City shirt from Grealish. In fact, the England man soon headed over to the CFA where Finlay plays every Monday as part of the disability football team.
Then, after dedicating the goal celebration to Finlay, a delighted Grealish decided to FaceTime the youngster in another wholesome meeting.