South Korean professional footballer, Son Heung-Min has been hailed by fans for providing one of the most heartwarming Premier League moments of the season after he was spotted using his hands to protect a mascot from the rain.
The South Korean star was lining up before Tottenham’s game against Sheffield United and with the heavens opening, he tried to shelter the mascot standing in front of him from the rain.
National Sportslink understands that the South Korean captain proved he was in a class of his own after He netted his third goal in two games as Spurs drew 1-1 at home to Sheffield United.
As he clasps both hands over the youngster’s head to keep it dry, the lad looks up at the Tottenham winger and shares a touching smile. A beaming Son returns the gesture and fans couldn’t help but shower the former Bayer Leverkusen star with praise for his act of kindness.
One supporter tweeted: “Sonny protecting his mascot from the rain. Purest soul in the world & I will not be convinced otherwise.”
Another said: “Son Heung-Min covering a mascots head from the rain, what a legend. He’s got such a pure soul and is so humble!”
A third added: “If there was a vote for the nicest footballer in the world, pretty sure he would get it, love the man.”
Another person added, “If your child was a mascot you’d really hope they got Son.”
It’s been an emotional week for the South Korean captain, who was left devastated after his tackle led to Everton ace Andre Gomes suffering a broken and dislocated ankle last Sunday.
National Sportslink recalls that Son publicly apologized for the “accident” after scoring twice in his side’s 4-0 win at Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday night.
He later revealed he has sent a message to the stricken Portuguese who is recovering after undergoing surgery on his horrific injuries.
Gomes suffered the sickening injury when his right leg buckled under him after he was caught by a sliding challenge from Son.
The shattered Spurs striker was in tears and had to be consoled by a member of coach’s backroom team before he was shown a straight red card by referee Martin Atkinson.