Fresh video footage has surfaced online, revealing a touching interaction between Jack Grealish and a visually impaired fan, showcasing the winger’s exemplary sportsmanship.
Manchester City achieved their first trophy of the season on Wednesday by triumphing over Sevilla in a penalty shootout to secure the UEFA Super Cup.
Youssef En-Nesyri initiated the scoring with a powerful header, followed by Cole Palmer’s composed finish from Rodri’s cross.
With the match deadlocked, Pep Guardiola’s team left behind their penalty shootout loss to Arsenal in the Community Shield and confidently converted all five of their spot-kicks in Athens.
However, it was Grealish who drew attention post-match. After successfully converting his penalty, he exhibited a heartwarming gesture by momentarily disregarding UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin to converse with a young fan during the medal presentation.
A recent Twitter post has unveiled additional footage of this heartwarming moment, available for viewing below.
❤️👏 Fair play to Jack Grealish! pic.twitter.com/OZwo926Qro
— EuroFoot (@eurofootcom) August 17, 2023
Guardiola also stopped to talk to the girl, giving her a kiss on the cheek before making his way to the stage to lift the trophy.
It is not the first time Grealish has been praised for his interaction with the disabled community, with the England international vocal on his bond with his sister, Holly, who has cerebral palsy.
The 27-year-old also dedicated a goal celebration to young City fan Finlay, who has cerebral palsy, after scoring in England’s win over Iran in the 2022 World Cup.
Speaking after the game, Grealish told the BBC: “I’ve met young Finlay about a month ago. “Got on, obviously, really well with him.
“Him obviously having cerebral palsy like my little sister as well so… he asked me to do a celebration for him. Luckily it came at the World Cup.
When asked how much it would mean to him, Grealish replied: “That’s what it’s all about. For me it’s just doing a celebration, but that’ll mean the world to him, I’m sure.
“Especially me doing it at the World Cup. Finlay, that one’s for you.”