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Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez- What a guy!

Premier League Manchester United
by U14218110 28 February 2011
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"The nicest 'celebrity' I've ever served was a young footballer. Strange to associate footballers with manners, I know.

He walked towards me, and as somebody who's son is a fan of the team he plays for I knew who he was as soon as he spoke to me.

At a hundred miles an hour and clearly flustered he said "I was wondering please if you could help me Miss. Do you sell - I'm sorry, I cannot pronounce it in English. Tagleeeteeelea. I'm sorry. That doesn't sound right. I can write it for you.....oh but my spelling not so good either. Is OK. Thank you anyway."

I quickly reassured him I knew what he wanted and I'd show him where it was.

The whole walk around to the pasta aisle he apologised for not being able to find it himself, for 'troubling' me and even for his pronunciation.

When we got there it was like I'd taken him to a case of buried treasure. his face lit up and he said 'Oh this is it. Yes! Thank you so very much Miss.'

Then he pulled out a 5 pound note and said 'for you'

I laughed and asked him what it was for and he said 'A tip. Because you help me so much.' When i explained that we can't accept tips and it's not generally customary to even be offered them, he blushed and said he was confused with tipping because it's very different where he's from - but to know that he was very grateful.

I finally told him I knew who he was and that my son was a fan. He was very pleased, and we talked for a few moments about his team and then we said our goodbyes.

I told my son when I got home and his face lit up, although he was annoyed at me for not getting an autograph! I didn't even think to ask!

The next day though, I was called by name to the customer service desk - and who stood there but my mystery footballer. He must have read the name on my badge. It turned out that he'd brought my son a signed shirt and even brought an unsigned photo with him so that he could dedicate it personally to my son once he'd asked me for his name.

Truly nice person.

His name? Most of you probably won't have heard of him. Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez."

I found it on another forum. It's worth reading. You don't get many footballers like him anymore. So nice of him.

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posted Feb 28, 2011

We should be bothered whether people have manners or not. Surely you must repsect good players even more if they don't go getting blathered, beating up their wives and girlfriends, shooting airguns on the training pitch and smoking dope. Manners cost nowt.

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posted Feb 28, 2011

Sounds like a made up story to be honest.

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posted Feb 28, 2011

comment by ronaldoforthewin_Wire CC Champions (U8445473)

Same here. Thought it was going to be a joke, but the punchline never came...

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posted Feb 28, 2011

Bebe ran over my dog, Obertan laughed.

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posted Feb 28, 2011

It doesn't sound made up to me...

He does seem very kind and Fergie has spoke of his manners.

Not sure what part of it seems made up...

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posted Feb 28, 2011

He has a great personalty, it's just the story itself seems too perfect. He remembered the person's name from their tag and came in with free stuff and to sign a photo for her son just because she did her job in the supermarket.

It seems to imply he is an uncivilised savage who doesn't understand the idea of supermarkets and shop assistants. They have them in Mexico you know. <laugh>

Anyway, if it's true, he is probably the nicest footballer ever to have lived.

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posted Feb 28, 2011

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posted Feb 28, 2011

Sounds like a made up story to be honest.

Same here. Thought it was going to be a joke, but the punchline never came...

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That would be exactly my reaction if this was said about any other footballer.

But with Chicharito, it's different.

Anyways, I'm unaware of the origin of the original post but I just thought I would share it wih you guys.

*FYI I deleted my own comment due to a spelling error.

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comment by Lambsy (U7328596)

posted Mar 1, 2011

comment by Sir Alex Ferguson dried my hair. (U13960441)
posted 13 Hours Ago

"Not really bothered if a player is a 'nice guy' or not.

Hernandez is an excellent football player, that's why we signed him, and that's all that matters."


No it's not all that matters, you've demonstrated a very poor attitude in my opinion!!!

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