Soldier Sends £5 To Premier League Footballer For Helping With Breakdown

A soldier has sent £5 "for a drink" to a Premier League footballer who helped him after his car broke down.

Jay Twining, who is based at Merville Barracks in Colchester, sent a letter containing the money to Hull City's Alex Bruce.

The defender had helped Twining after he had become stuck at a service station.

Alex Bruce Tweet

The letter read:

"I thought I should write a short note to thank you. 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 be ten 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 time". Please accept this £5.00 to buy yourself a drink on me as a way of thanking you."

Bruce thanked the soldier for the letter and £5 note via Twitter and said he would "treat myself to a shandy".

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