Premier League player gets £5 in post after helping motorist

A broken down driver sent £5 to a Premier League defender who helped him at a service station.

Terry Twining, who was awarded an MBE in 2004, sent the money and a thank you letter to Hull City defender Alex Bruce.

The letter was addressed to Mr Alex Bruce, Hull City FC, The KC Stadium.

It read: "I had broken down at the service station on 14 October 16 and I required assistance to open my car bonnet.

"I had asked five personnel to assist me for what would have been seconds of their time and no one would help.

"I am very grateful for your assistance and wish there were more people like you.

"Excuses ranged from 'I need to get back to feed my baby' and 'I wish I could but I don't have the time'.

"Please except this £5 to buy yourself a drink on me as a way of thanking you."

Bruce, who has missed the whole season so far with injury, tweeted a picture of the letter and the £5 note.

Bruce, son of Aston Villa manager Steve, tweeted: "Mr Twining, thanks for your letter. I'll treat myself to a shandy, cheers!"


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