Fair play to Newcastle United attacker Ayoze Perez.
The Spaniard has revealed that he played against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon just three days after his grandmother had passed away.
The 24-year-old played the full 90 minutes of his team’s 3-0 win over the Saints, and was extremely impressive in a forward position.
On Monday, Perez took to Twitter to reveal that he featured despite a family tragedy, and the Newcastle fans, who are absolutely delighted with head coach Rafael Benitez at the moment, have been paying tribute to the former Spain Under-21 international.
Perez, who has scored four times and registered three assists in 29 appearances for Newcastle this season, is currently in his fourth straight season with the Magpies.
He now seems to be part of the furniture at St James’ Park, and his classy Twitter post at the start of this week will only increase his popularity at the Premier League club.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Last week has been a very hard week for me, last Wednesday my grandma passed away 😔, she was like a second mother for me, Saturday’s win was for her… and THANKS to all the fans for the support you showed, it was too much needed for me after some sad days. We keep fighting 💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/WC74qYRLvR
— Ayoze Perez (@AyozePG) March 12, 2018
RIP to your grandmother Ayoze. Thank you for your efforts and professionalism at a difficult time for your family.
— Marc Fishwick (@marcyboy88) March 12, 2018
Sorry for your loss. Can’t believe you still played fair play to you. Great professional 👍🏻 #ToonArmy
— Ryan Osborne (@RyanOsborne9) March 12, 2018
So sorry to here this Ayoze – it is never easy to lose someone you love. Well done for continuing on and that special win dedicated to your grandma xx
— Sheila Hood (@nosyparker1) March 12, 2018
Condolences for your loss, respect and appreciation for your courage and professionalism at this time.
— Newts Newton (@cla5hb0y68) March 12, 2018
Sorry for your loss. You’re a credit to the club, win, lose or draw. Give 100% every single week. 👍
— Liam Dabbs (@ldabbs89) March 12, 2018
— Dean Bell (@Deano_B1985) March 12, 2018
Thoughts are with you, @10samuelperez and your family. You are both a credit to her and you should be proud of that
— Mark Carruthers (@MarkCarruthers_) March 12, 2018
My sincere condolences to you & your family. Thank you for playing so well & working so hard on Saturday. Amazing in the circumstances & shows what a fabulous squad of players we have x
— Karen Walker 🏃♀️🧘♀️🏋️♀️🚴♂️⚽️ (@1karenannwalker) March 12, 2018