Now that Christmas is just around the corner, it is the season to be jolly and footballers aren’t exempt from this either. There is a lot of negative press surrounding them these days but not all of them are rotten. There is a keenness to jump on all their Mr Meaners and bad exploits but they are those who choose to be life’s good guys on and off the pitch.
There may be a furore surround incidents in the Premier League with diving, racism and obscene chanting or gestures. None of that occurs in this list. There only appear incidents out of the ordinary and shining examples for those that follow football. It really is an illustration of why we still call it the beautiful game.