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


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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

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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

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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.

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“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

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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.

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“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.


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