AFC Bournemouth Crest

This is just heartwarming stuff from this Cherries fan, great work!

Some football fans seem to have acquired a bit of a reputation for being a aggressive, a bit moody and generally not the most charitable of chaps. 

However, some fans are able to change some people's perceptions, and we think we might have found probably the best fan ever – or at least the most generous. 

With Bournemouth facing Newcastle United last weekend, Cherries fan, 26-year-old Matt Bradley, was left with a bit of a predicament after he was unable to sell his dad's ticket for the game.

Instead of letting the ticket go to waste, the Bournemouth follower decided to help out a local cult hero - Gordon Roberts, affectionately known as Gordon the Tramp - who he had seen queuing for a ticket.

The duo sat together for the game but were unfortunate enough to watch their side batter Newcastle only to end up losing 1-0 thanks to a rare attack from the visitors.

They did, however, look delighted when Matt took this photo:

Speaking to the Bournemouth Echo, Matt revealed all about why he gave his ticket to Gordon: "It's an OAP ticket so it had to go to an OAP but there were no takers. I was there 15 minutes before and Gordon was there queuing up to get one.

"It's just one of those things. I know it's kind of hard for people to get tickets and he's been saying he was struggling and it was nice to do it for someone in a little bit of need.

"He was rather pleased. I think he enjoyed a bit of company and having a laugh as anyone would do. He seemed pretty chuffed."

Hasn't that warmed your heart! Great work Matt, we'd love to see more fans do this. 


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