Many Aston Villa fans have heaped heavy praise on club captain Jack Grealish after news emerged of a £200k gesture he has made to the NHS.
The young attacking midfielder was in the press for all the wrong reasons as the United Kingdom went into lockdown due to the recent pandemic in March, flouting advice by attending a house party.
The 24-year-old has since apologised via a video link, but a recent raffling of a match worn Villa shirt has now gained him some plaudits, seeing him donate the money to the NHS.
The shirt gained £55,000 as fans of the club and the midfielder bidded for the item, whilst Grealish also handed his two-week fine of £150,000 for his lockdown rule break, straight to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Whilst the midfielder could leave the Midlands based club this summer, Villa’s own future is not yet known, sitting 19th in the Premier League as things stand.
Reacting to the former England U21 international’s gesture via @PreeceObserver, fans handed Grealish a response…
He gets a right hammering from time to time does Jack Grealish and, five weeks ago, rightly so – but boy has the kid got a massive heart! 💜
— Ashley Preece (@PreeceObserver) May 4, 2020
He can have his Super tag back now although I wish he didn’t have to keep redeeming himself for mistakes…needs to be his last misdemeanour if he is to go to the very top which his ability deserves
— Wayne Homer (@VillaWayne) May 4, 2020
Jack is a very decent lad at heart, a proper Brummie playing for & Captaining his home town club maybe for not much longer sadly but we have been lucky to have had him at Villa Park 🦁
— Nigel J Moore ⚽️ (@Moorski7) May 4, 2020
He’s still a kid in my eyes, they make mistakes it’s called growing up.
— Computer Man (@man_compute) May 4, 2020
Yes he does get a hammering but he’s young…
Well done Jack! 🌈👏💜💙
— Jules (@Julie39851419) May 4, 2020
Easy target for bad press footballers due to money they earn etc. Not that much gets publicised about the good work a lot of them do. Charity work, visits to children’s hospitals, school etc
— Andy Boucher (@AndyBoucher71) May 4, 2020
— alan hunt (@AlanHunter1966) May 4, 2020
It’s why hes captain outstanding individual who cut him will bleed claret and blue super Jack #10
— simon lambert (@simonlambert33) May 4, 2020
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