OT: Pretty cool soccer story

At the European championship final last year between England and Italy, it went to penalty kicks after extra time and 19-year-old Bukayo Saka of England missed a PK. As a result, the knuckledraggers on social media subjected Saka to a barrage of racist abuse.

But a lot of English fans also offered their support. One of them was 8-year-old Teddy, who wrote that he hoped Saka wasn’t too sad, and put his pocket money in the envelope so Saka could buy an ice cream.

Saka was blown away that a little boy would send him money, and they’ve become friends.



Thanks for the link. Genuine empathy and the ongoing narrative in this sports piece demonstrates there is hope for the human race.

Their meeting:

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