Ipswich Town's Tyrone Mings gives away tickets to 'skint' supporter after Twitter exchange

Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings has received thousands of messages on Twitter after he supplied a fan with tickets.
Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings has received thousands of messages on Twitter after he supplied a fan with tickets. Photo: Tyrone Mings' Twitter

Ipswich Town's Tyrone Mings gave away two tickets to a fan for his team's home match on Saturday after the man tweeted the defender and said he was too "skint" to afford a ticket.

Teenager Mings, who has yet to make a senior appearance for the Blues, left tickets at the gate of the club's Portman Road ground for Tris Monk after their conversation on the social networking site.

The 19-year-old footballer said the fan "shouldn't miss a game cos u can't afford it".

Twitter user Monk sent a good luck message to Mings ahead of Ipswich's match against Bolton in the Championship, but said he could not afford to go and watch his team.

The pair then struck up a conversation before Mings supplied the fan with tickets.

Mings' gesture has received widespread praise throughout the footballing community. Former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright tweeted:

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“@tyronemings1: @blutris89 left u 2 tickets under the name tris monk. Shouldn't miss a game cos u can't afford it #ITFC” What a dude!

The Ipswich Town Football Club's (ITFC) Supporters Club also praised the young full-back:

It's great to see a footballer making off pitch headlines for the right reasons.

This is a great gesture by Tyrone and all the better that the fans were rewarded with a home win.

– Ipswich Town Supporters Club chair Elizabeth Edwards

Here is a transcript of Tris Monk's and Mings' Twitter conversation:

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3 points today would be an ideal late birthday present. Bit of pasta now then off to the game ?????

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@tyronemings1 good luck today, wish i was there to watch, hopfully 3 points #skint

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@blutris89 ill leave you a ticket at the ticket office if any spare. Let u know at 1.30

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@blutris89 left u 2 tickets under the name tris monk. Shouldn't miss a game cos u can't afford it #ITFC

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@tyronemings1 thanks for today mate really apprrciate it, players like yourself who make itfc a great club! #legend

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Thanks for all the messages people. Football is an amazing community

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