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Bellingham shows act of kindness at Wembley game

Jude Bellingham wrapping his jacket around a boy in a wheelchair

Madrid footballer Jude Bellingham showed emotional respect for a young disabled mascot ahead of a match at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old player scored in the 95th minute against Belgium leading his team to a 2-2 score at final time qualifying for Euro 2024.

Before the game Bellingham joined his team players on the pitch lining up beside young mascots, one of which was a young boy in a wheelchair who was becoming soaked in the rain.

Concerned about the disabled lad, Bellingham put his arm around his shoulder and whispered something in his ear.

Bellingham then took off his England jacket before wrapping it round the child to keep him warm.

The act of kindness was caught on video which sent social media into a frenzy.

One person replied on X saying it  said it was ‘so nice’.

Another replied ‘class act’, with a third calling Bellingham ‘Mature beyond his years’.

After the game Bellingham posted: ‘Finally broke my Wembley curse. Proud of how this squad reacted to all the setbacks this week. See you in the summer!’

[ Jude Bellingham is the youngest professional player to make his debut in the league aged 16 years and 36 days in August 2019. ]

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