Jesse Lingard Has Kickabout With Local Kids After They Approach His Car
Back in 2017, Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard stunned a bunch of youngsters when he rocked up, unannounced, in their local neighborhood.
Ahead of United's pre-season tour in America last season, the 25-year-old eventually started a kickabout with the kids after they ran over to his Bentley, screaming and shouting in utter disbelief.
Footballers have been criticised in the past for not interacting with supporters, but Lingard proves that stereotype wrong with this brilliant footage from last year.
1/ Jesse Lingard is a professional football who seems to have his head on straight & hasn't forgotten what its like to be those lads.- Im James,Man United Fan Hating( 93%)Man United Fan (@lperiOfficial) August 14, 2018
2/Lingard drove to this estate & got out to play ball with the kids, It took him Half and hour but makes their kids lives.
3/Salah was in Traffic https://t.co/jglg10JP8W
The above footage has re-emerged online after Liverpool Football Club confirmed they have made Merseyside Police aware of the footage and circumstances surrounding a clip of Mohamed Salah allegedly using his phone behind the wheel.
Footage shows the Egyptian surrounded by a number of fans as he sits in his Mercedes-Benz.
It looks like the player fails to acknowledge those around him and continues to use his phone while driving his vehicle.
Apart from using his phone Salah did nothing wrong, but this from Lingard is class and I do wish footballers especially playing at the top level would show more appreciation towards fans, literally one acknowledgement could go a long way, especially to a kid. https://t.co/9hYzmk2cNg- josh (@j0shbraithwaite) August 14, 2018
Merseyside Police have now tweeted after footage was posted on social media. https://t.co/tFJ4BwmHi9- SPORTbible (@sportbible) August 14, 2018
Merseyside Police's official Twitter account released a statement earlier confirming that they are aware of the clip and have passed it onto the relevant department:
"We have been made aware of a video believed to show a footballer using a mobile phone whilst driving." it read.
"This has been passed to the relevant department. Thanks for letting us know.
:information_source: We have been made aware of a video believed to show a footballer using a mobile phone whilst driving. This has been passed to the relevant department. Thanks for letting us know :thumbsup:- MerPolCC (@MerPolCC) August 13, 2018
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