Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub Editor: Conor Sheils, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
Video Credit: Golders/@Jasolen
This is the touching moment the captain of La Liga side Levante hands a young blind fan in the stands his shirt after scoring in their victory over Real Valladolid.
The incident came after Levante’s 2-0 home win over Real Valladolid in La Liga, with Levante captain Jose Luis Morales Nogales scoring in the last minute to seal the win.
The video shows the moment Morales runs to the stands jumping over a short barrier that surrounds the pitch.
Morales arrives at the stands with his shirt already off and walks directly to a young blind boy, named in reports as Pau, being held by his uncle, James Olen.
Morales gives his shirt to Pau and says “here you go champ” as he holds his face.
Morales, 32, then hops over the barrier again and turns to the crowd and claps at the fans. The fans who witnessed the player’s gesture yell “congratulations!” and “very good!” as he walks away.
James Olen later posted the video on social media and said: “And then they ask why @jose1987morales is an idol of the Ciutat and symbol of @LevanteUD? There are no words to describe what he did for my young blind nephew. Idol!”
Ciutat refers to Estadi Ciutat de Valencia, the home stadium of Levante where the game was played.
Morales was born in Madrid but had little success when he tried out for Real Madrid. He played in second and third-tier teams in the Spanish league before eventually making it to La Liga in 2013 with Levante.
He has become a fan favourite at the club, being handed the captaincy and scoring 36 goals in 183 appearances.
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