Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is one of football’s good guys.
The midfielder made four-year-old Bobbi Jaggar’s night when he gave him his shirt after Liverpool’s win at Manchester City in April.
But Oxlade-Chamberlain has gone even further this time around by securing two tickets for Bobbi and his Dad, Joe, to next week’s Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev.
Having heard about the pair missing out in Liverpool’s ballot for tickets, Oxlade-Chamberlain intervened and delivered the news to Joe on Instagram.
“When the message dropped late on Friday night I was speechless,” Joe told the Liverpool Echo. “I’m not ashamed to say that when I read it I started crying.
“Bobbi calls himself ‘Bobbi Ox’ and he loves Alex even more now.
“Alex is a man who absolutely oozes class. There aren’t many people in any walk of life who are that gentleman like.”
All this comes at a time when Oxlade-Chamberlain is recovering from knee surgery that sees him miss the final on May 26, as well as this summer’s World Cup. Fair play.
Glenn is ESPN FC’s Liverpool correspondent. You can follow him on Twitter: @GlennPrice94.