Jack Grealish makes UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin wait for a handshake in heartwarming moment with visually impaired fan following Super Cup win in Athens
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Jack Grealish’s trophy celebrations once again caught the eye after Manchester City’s win against Sevilla in the Uefa Super Cup.
Grealish scored his spot-kick in the shootout victory following a 1-1 draw in Athens on Wednesday night.
The England star famously enjoyed three nights in a row of partying after CIty completed the treble of Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in June, and he stood out again as he received his Super Cup winners’ medal.
A video posted on Twitter shows Grealish’s attention being drawn towards a young girl stood next to Uefa President Aleksander Ceferin as his team-mates are congratulated by various dignitaries.
The girl, who is visually impaired, notices Grealish’s presence as he goes to greet her.
Jack Grealish helped Manchester City to victory in the Uefa Super Cup on Wednesday
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Ceferin attempts to hurry the 27-year-old along as a queue of City players builds up on the temporary stage that was erected on the Karalskakis Stadium pitch.
But Grealish asks the Uefa boss to wait before turning his attenition back to the girl.
He eventually says his goodbyes as a string of team-mates bunch up behind him before receving his medal from Ceferin and making his way over to where the trophy was waiting to be lifted.
Whilst Grealish’s celebrations at the end of last season were fuelled by champagne and made up almost exclusively of partying, he has shown before that he is a footballer with a caring side.
He has spoken in the past about the inspiration he takes from his younger sister Hollie, who has cerebral palsy. The condition has significantly impacted her vision.
‘With my little sister, she’s been to the games but she’s never been able to see me or anything because she’s visually impaired,’ Grealish told Mail Sport last year.
‘Obviously it’s nice to go and spend time with them (family) after the games because she gets it but she obviously can’t watch the game.’
After scoring against Iran at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Grealish performed a pre-arranged celebration that had been thought up by Finlay, a 12-year-old City fan who also has cerebral palsy.
‘The celebration was natural, I don’t do that for any clout,’ said Grealish.
Grealish gives his undivided attention to the young fan, forcing Aleksander Ceferin and his team-mates to wait
He eventually moves on to receive his medal from the Uefa president
‘I do that because that’s what I feel I’m good at sometimes. I can relate to it.
‘It’s nice for him because he’ll go back to school and he’ll probably be quite popular.
‘That’s just the way I’ve been brought up. I’ve got a good heart, or I think I have.’
Although it surely won’t be long until Grealish and his City team-mates are toasting their next success – and the former Aston Villa man will no doubt find a fitting way to celebrate – he continues to find ways to show that his mind is on more than playing football and partying.
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