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