Kristian Pedersen arranged for the family of the late Mark Gaines to have an exclusive tour of the stadium as well as sitting down with them for afternoon tea yesterday.
Blues fan Gaines died unexpectedly in April last year while his one-year-old nephew Teddie suffers from medical problems which means he can’t attend games:
???? Kristian Pedersen arranged to meet the family of the late Mark Gaines who passed away suddenly in April 2017.
— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) 29 August 2018
Supporters praised Pedersen for helping out and for the club’s continued engagement with the community at large:
What a bloke ❤️
— Chris Gray (@ChrisGr60511028) 29 August 2018
Top man, top player ????????????
— Tony Nalik (@NalikTony) 29 August 2018
???? class player. Class club.
— CR10 (@cjrolphBCFC) 29 August 2018
Well done the club and the player.given up the https://t.co/qUfIHodH1z do this gesture.kro????
— Daran swift (@swift_daran) 30 August 2018
— Carol S – #KRO #BCFC (@Sandycal999) 29 August 2018
What a player he is turning out to be
— Dino Armenis (@dinoarmenis89) 29 August 2018
well done mate proud of you great guy pleasure to see and be around welcome to st andrews trillion trophy stadium top player
— LOOKING A VERY BRIGHT START FOR US (@liam06786164) 29 August 2018
— mark mccausland (@MarkMcc1875) 29 August 2018
It’s a great gesture, and it’s certainly typical of how the team has been looking to interact with fans, especially since the arrival of Garry Monk as manager.
Without the supporters, there is no club, and it’s certainly something the manager has been keen to emphasize over the last five months since his arrival.
It’s great to see, and long may it continue. I’m sure everyone will be ready and waiting to get behind the team on Saturday as we face a crucial game against QPR.