A young fan missed out on the club’s open training session yesterday after his mother was rushed to hospital.
Hearing about the news, Garry Monk replied personally to the tweet, and invited the kid to meet the players at the training ground instead:
Firstly, hope that mum is OK and please let little Mason know that he's invited to come and watch a session down at the training ground, meet the players and have some lunch with us. We'll be in touch to arrange everything.
— Garry Monk (@GarryMonk) 25 July 2018
Fans were united in their praise for how the manager and the club handled the situation:
Class act ????????????????????????????????
— john austin (@JohnnobluesJohn) 26 July 2018
— stu bcfc1875 (@stuartroberts18) 25 July 2018
What a manager! You get us as fans Garry and you are 100% the manager we've been crying out for. As a fan I'm so proud with what you have implemented so far I can't wait to back you and the lads on the 4th of August! #KRO
— Guesty® (@Gu35ty) 25 July 2018
We got a manager that finally gets us ????????????????
— chris hancock (@fc_vikings) 25 July 2018
I LOVE him
— Josh Gregg (@JoshGreggDJ) 26 July 2018
You really are a touch of class Garry, we know you have a ridiculously hard job at Blues and know we wont be winning the league. If the lads put in a real performance every week thats all we care about. P.s please do it the week before the last game though this time ????????
— DG (@CupWinningBlue) 25 July 2018
What a good guy ???????? so glad he's our manager ,top class
— Neil Curtis BCFC (@neilcurtis1969) 26 July 2018
Class act Garry KRO ????
— Malcolm Blandford (@MalcolmBlandfo1) 25 July 2018
What a Guy!
— Malkit Singh (@Singh_Mal1990) 25 July 2018
What a Hero @GarryMonk , Mason have a top day when you get it scheduled. I hope you mum is okay mate KRO
— Tom Gent (@TomGent) 25 July 2018
The LEGEND that is Garry Monk. KRO SOTV.
— Richard Harris (@RichHarris74) 26 July 2018
The connection between the fans and the club is extremely important, and it’s clear that our current manager understands this completely.
To be successful, everyone has to be pulling in the same direction, the supporters, players, management staff and the owners, and this is a great gesture that will be remembered by the young supporter.
It helps promote a sense of unity. It’s easy for divisions to emerge among such a vast fanbase but I think every fan is firmly behind what Monk is attempting to accomplish at the moment.