Thursday 27 July 2017

Premier League player shows up to seven-a-side game after searching for local matches on Twitter

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Tyrone Mings of AFC Bournemouth is seen in the stands during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and West Ham United at Vitality Stadium on March 11, 2017 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Tyrone Mings of AFC Bournemouth is seen in the stands during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and West Ham United at Vitality Stadium on March 11, 2017 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings turned up for a seven-a-side football game on Tuesday night after putting out a request on Twitter to see if there were any local matches on in the Bournemouth area.

Mings, who made only seven appearances for Bournemouth this season after sitting out the entire 2015/16 season with an ACL injury, and a further five games of this season following an alleged stamp on Zlatan Ibrahimović in a match against Manchester United, was keen to play some more football after Bournemouth's season ended on Sunday with the 24-year-old tweeting out to his 32,000 followers: "I wanna go kick some ball tonight".

Bournemouth fan Alex Deutsch was quick to respond to Mings request, and informed the Cherries full-back that he could join a seven-a-side game on the 4G pitches at Littledown Centre, Chaseside, Bournemouth, if he was interested.

Mings accepted the invite 20 minutes later and brought former Ipswich teammate and current Yeovil Town defender Omar Sowunmi with him to join Deutsch and his teammates.

Mings was also in Dublin recently where he seemed to win the admiration Dubliner Kevin Donovan who said he was very down to earth and a great conversationalist.

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