Football is often seen as one of the universal languages of the world that can bring people and whole communities together in a time of need, and West Brom are experiencing their own incredible story this week.
An act of kindness lead to a homeless fan watching his first match at The Hawthorns. Since then Sean has been contacted by the Geoff Horsfield Foundation who want to find him accomodation. Albion fans are also raising money to buy him a season ticket https://t.co/cqIy0k8uVl #wba
— Joseph Masi (@JosephMasi_Star) January 21, 2020
A tale went viral this week on social media after a West Brom fan donated a spare ticket to Shaun, a homeless Baggies supporter who has never seen the Albion live and was able to attend his first-ever match, with pictures of the delighted Shaun at the Hawthorns tugging at the internet’s heartstrings.
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And the latest update following this heartwarming tale is that the Geoff Horsfield Foundation, as reported by The Express and Star, are seeking to find Shaun permanent residence whilst some fans have launched a GoFundMe page to raise funds to give Shaun a West Brom season ticket.
The story was beloved by West Brom supporters on social media, and here is what plenty of them had to say on Twitter…
This is the Baggies I know and love.
No matter who you are, or where you’re from, if you need help, the Baggies family will always be there for you.
— Trevor our last hope (@roachsoap72) January 22, 2020
— Mary Wilson (@maryTwilson) January 21, 2020
— Tony H (@TonyH04368283) January 21, 2020
Well done baggies, super club
— Alan Foster (@AlanFos22396895) January 21, 2020
What a lovely story
— Nick Hyde (@Nickjohnhyde) January 21, 2020
And it seems that @conortownsend93 has also donated , the whole club is full of good people
— Carl 1878 (@baggyboy1878) January 22, 2020
Over £1,000 has been raised so far to help Sean get a season ticket, and the GoFundMe page can be found at www.gofundme.com/f/help-sean-get-a-season-ticket for any supporter looking to support a fellow Baggie.