Kind-hearted Blue gives his match tickets to young Leicester fan

29/04/2016  11 Comments  [Jump to last]
John Murray has given a young Foxes fan the chance to potentially see his team lift the Premier League when Everton visit the King Power Stadium next week.

As prices for what could either be the decisive match in the 2015-16 title race or a coronation for Claudio Ranieri's unlikely title winners have sky-rocketed, John announced on Twitter his intention to donate his tickets to a Leicester fan who otherwise couldn't afford to go and urged other Evertonians to do the same.

An unnamed Leicester fan and his father are the recipients of his generosity.

“I actually started crying," the father said. “I was basically weeping and I still can't believe someone can be so generous.

“I've been trying to buy tickets for the last home game for ages but it's impossible.”

John, an Evertonian from Liverpool said of his decision: “I hope lots of other Everton fans will think about giving their tickets away.

“It's a brilliant underdog story and everyone is willing Leicester on now except for Spurs fans.”

Quotes or other material sourced from The Mirror via MSN

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Brian Williams
1 Posted 29/04/2016 at 17:15:03
Brilliant idea and brilliant gesture.

Would love all Blues who have tickets for that game to do the same and allow true supporters to see their team (hopefully) lift the title for what may be a once in a lifetime occasion.

Pisses me off how some people are selling tickets for hundreds or thousands of pounds to make out of it.

Pete Wilson
3 Posted 29/04/2016 at 19:48:51
Fantastic gesture this is potentially a once in a lifetime chance for their fans, I know because I was lucky enough to be at Carrow Road in 1987 and Psycho Pat scored when we last won the league. Can't explain how brilliant that day was as well as so many others supporting Everton through thick and thin from the 1970's, but I'll remember it till I die. I know a lot of fans who've never been fortunate enough to ever be that close so what have you got to lose making someones dream. This is the peoples club after all and for me if there wasn't one EVERTON FAN IN THE STADIUM THAT DAY WE WILL ADD ANOTHER FANTASTIC CHAPTER IN OUR HISTORY.

Ian Burns
4 Posted 29/04/2016 at 22:00:30
Brian - 1 - what a wonderful way to emphasise our protest by giving away the tickets for the Leicester game. It serves two purposes - Leicester fans who couldn't otherwise get to see the game and EFC fans take their protest to the media in the most effective way possible.
Matt Traynor
5 Posted 30/04/2016 at 07:11:00
The guy was interviewed on Radio 5 yesterday, along with the Leicester fan and his son. He said from what he's heard a few Blues are going to travel up to the game (already booked travel) and give their tickets away, and enjoy the party in the town centre.

Brian #1 - I agree it's disgusting about the "fans" trying to make a killing off the tickets. It's the e-bay generation, everyone's on the make. Fans of all clubs do it, even ours (although they still prefer to sell fake barcoded ticket receipts to their own rather than actually sell a genuine ticket).

Terry Underwood
6 Posted 30/04/2016 at 12:04:41
The Foxes story this season has been brilliant, just shows what can be done with a bit of togetherness in the players. Not one prima donna "Superstar" in the whole bunch.

Really glad that nasty chavvy Chelsea are winning sod all.

John Pickles
7 Posted 30/04/2016 at 12:53:23
If he stood outside Goodison at the moment and tried to give away a home EFC ticket at the moment, he would probably have to throw in some money to get rid of it.
James Byrne
8 Posted 30/04/2016 at 13:13:26
After a disappointing season and an emotional week overall in Liverpool it's nice to hear of a positive story. It'll be great to see many more Everton fans do the same.

Well done to Leicester, what a fantastic season they've had.

Kase Chow
9 Posted 30/04/2016 at 13:30:42
What a nice guy!
Shane Corcoran
10 Posted 30/04/2016 at 14:33:33
But won't there be carnage in the away end when two sets of fans have to tolerate each other's opinions?
Paul Kossoff
11 Posted 30/04/2016 at 20:04:19
He should have auctioned the tickets and gave the money to a children's hospice, more good done that way,.
Chris Horan
12 Posted 30/04/2016 at 22:57:34
Paul (11) As a result of this, John has actually generated a lot of activity for his Just Giving page which is set up in memory of his Niece, Amelia-Mae who sadly passed away at the age of two in 2013 from Neuroblastoma.

As recognition of his kind gesture reaches people, they are responding in kind by making donations to the Amelia-Mae foundation which helps families of children with the same illness. Although he does state he hasn't had any donations from Spurs fans yet!

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