This is why I love sports. The purity of the child fan that has no clue yet about the diva, me-first, narcissistic athletes that rule much of today’s game. What a feel good story about a 6-year-old New York Giants fan, who was devastated after one of his favorite players Brandon Jacobs, signed a deal with the San Francisco 49ers during the offseason.
According to Complex.com:
“According to the boy’s father, who mailed a letter to Jacobs recently, the boy didn’t understand why Jacobs had decided to leave the G-Men for the Niners. So, his father had to explain to him that the Giants didn’t have enough money to resign Jacobs. The boy’s reaction to that piece of news was pretty priceless. He asked his father to crack open his piggy bank and mail Jacobs the $3.36 that he had inside of it so that Jacobs could come back to the Giants. His father obeyed his wishes. And, when he received the letter and the money in the mail, Jacobs had a pretty strong reaction to it.”
Brandon Jacobs would later tweet:
The young kid may even have a chance to hang out with Jacob’s son at dinner: