Kieran Tierney surprises 15-year-old Arsenal fan with signed shirt after ‘bullies burn his kit with cigarettes’


Kieran Tierney has surprised a young supporter with a signed Arsenal shirt after his original strip was allegedly ruined by bullies.

Jack Staniard, a 15-year-old from Lanarkshire, had his £75 Gunners strip burned by cigarettes, The Scottish Sun report.

And after his mother and sister got in touch with Tierney’s own sibling, Natalie, a new, signed jersey was delivered to the Staniard household.

Tierney has been praised for his fantastic gesture

Getty Images – Getty

Tierney has been praised for his fantastic gesture

Tierney, the former Celtic star who joined Arsenal for £25million earlier this year, also sent a letter to Jack to offer the teen his and Arsenal’s ‘best wishes’.

“I think Kieran is amazing,” said Jack to The Scottish Sun. “I had no idea until my mum sent me a picture of him with the top.

Tierney posed with the signed shirt before sending it


Tierney posed with the signed shirt before sending it

“I didn’t believe her at first and then it later arrived with the letter.

“I’d like to thank him very much for what he did for me. I’m a fan of both Arsenal and Tierney.

bad news

Guardiola reveals Man City star out for six months, on Sterling-Messi comparisons


Norwich v Man City live commentary: Full talkSPORT coverage of Premier League clash


Liverpool vs Newcastle commentary: Full talkSPORT coverage of Premier League clash


Liverpool star told he’s ‘too comfortable’ and should leave Anfield in January

blues news

Lampard gives injury update on Chelsea stars ahead of Wolves clash


Derby owner hits back at Boro and insists Rams did ‘nothing wrong’ in stadium sale

triple threat

Kante, Rudiger and Kovavic to return? Chelsea predicted team to face Wolves

eat your words

Gerrard hits back at Bowyer over Aribo comments – ‘He’s in the right place’

blame game

Mike Ashley explains why he feels like the ‘pantomime villain’ at Newcastle


The stats which suggest Mane and Firmino have a right to be aggrieved with Salah

every word

Solskjaer on injury crisis, De Gea contract latest, and James’ incredible form

golden boot

Premier League top scorer: Who has most goals? Who has most assists?

“I’ve known who he is since he started playing for Celtic.

“I know where he’s from and some of my mates have met him and said he’s a really nice guy.”

Tierney’s letter read: “Dear Jack, I understand that you have been through a tough time recently and experienced things most people don’t.

Tierney sent a supportive letter to Jack, along with the signed shirt


Tierney sent a supportive letter to Jack, along with the signed shirt

“That must have been very upsetting for you and on behalf of everyone at Arsenal Football Club I send you our very best wishes.

“It’s sad to hear that you’ve been through what you have, and I can’t even begin to imagine the pain and suffering you have endured.


Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week

  • Derby vs Cardiff (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Liverpool vs Newcastle (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT
  • Fulham vs West Brom (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Tottenham vs Crystal Palace (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Norwich vs Man City (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT
  • Huddersfield vs Sheffield Wednesday (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Barnsley vs Leeds (Sunday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT

“I hope you make a full recovery physically and mentally and please keep me updated on your progress.

“I heard you’re a big Arsenal fan which we truly appreciate and thank you for your support.”

Police confirmed a 15-year-old boy was charged in connection with the attack on Jack, which occurred last month.

Tierney has not yet played for Arsenal since his summer move down south, though Gooners may see him in action before too long.

The left-back has been struggling with injury since he signed for the club, though Arsenal shared pictures of Tierney in training earlier this week to suggest he is close to making his long-awaited debut for the north Londoners.

Like it? Share with your friends!



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *