Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool may have been enemies on Saturday night between 8 pm and 10 pm, but one story from before the match shows what football is all about (Mirror).
Spurs fan Alan Bissell found a wallet filled with 800 Euros in cash on his travels, as well as credit cards and a driver’s license.
Instead of pocketing the money, Bissell found the owners details in the wallet and contacted him, at which point the Liverpool fan on the other end broke down in tears.
Not only did the wallet have clear monetary value, but it also contained a letter from the man’s late wife, who died in January.
The two met up in a bar just before kick-off to return the wallet, with the grateful Liverpool fan buying the whole place a round of drinks.
He also sent Bissell a message after the match to offer his commiserations on the result, and to offer to donate £500 to a charity of his choice as a thank you.
It truly is a beautiful example of fans putting their rivalry aside to enjoy an occasion together, as well as a heartwarming tale of human compassion and morality.
Well done to both of them.
Alan Bissell said (Mirror): “I found a wallet in the cab to the ground, it had €800 in it, but it also had the fellas details in it. I phoned him up and he started crying.
“He lost it the night before the game, it had his driving license in it with all of his other cards, but most of all a letter written to him from his wife just before she died in January.
“I told him where we was and, him and two mates walking into the bar wearing their Liverpool shirts and gave me the biggest cuddle ever and brought everyone in the bar a beer.
“He text me after the game and said he’s sorry for Liverpool beating us and said he wants to donate £500 to a charity of my choice.
“‘Help for Heroes’ will be getting some money Monday.”
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