NOT LAC-KING CLASS Watch amazing moment blind boy, 9, feels Lacazette’s face as he meets his Arsenal hero and then calls him ‘class’.
ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE proved his class off the pitch before he has to show it on it after making a young blind fan’s dream come true.
The 28-year-old gave his time to Arsenal supporter Mikey at the Emirates ahead of the trip to the Nou Camp to face Barcelona in the Joan Gamper Trophy.
The Frenchman took time out from rehabbing the ankle injury he suffered in the 2-1 friendly defeat to his former side Lyon to be involved in a heartwarming meeting with a young fan.
Gifted footballer Mikey Poulli, who was blinded when he was just 7 years old due to a rare eye disease, uploaded the amazing moment he got to meet Lacazette and feel his face.
He tweeted: “I met one of my favourite players and Arsenals player of the season @LacazetteAlex. Class on and off the pitch. He was so nice to me and my family, gentleman”.
In the short clip, Mikey appears delighted as he grips the striker’s hand while a beaming Lacazette lets the now-9-year-old touch his face.
The uplifting video was widely praised online with one user tweeting: “My love for this player @LacazetteAlex is irreplaceable, so kind both on the pitch and off the pitch.”
While another said: “God bless that young man, continue to follow your dreams and be an inspiration to others.”
One more said: “Laca is special. Make this man Captain.”
Mikey also had the chance to meet Lacazette’s teammate Mesut Ozil earlier this year after Arsenal beat Napoli in the Europa League back in April.
Source: The Sun