Premier League player shows up to seven-a-side game after searching for local matches on Twitter
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.
Littledown 8:30 mate x— Alex Deutsch (@alexdeutsch) May 23, 2017
No, on the 4G outside!— Alex Deutsch (@alexdeutsch) May 23, 2017
I really want this to happen— Carey Paton (@CareyPaton) May 23, 2017
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.
Met @OfficialTM_3 last night in Dublin, what a brilliant and down to earth lad 😄 Had a lot of time for us and was great to talk to 👌🏻🔥— Kevin Donovan (@kvndnvn) May 16, 2017