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Benni the Hero

Benni the Hero

Our recent Carling Cup tie against Portsmouth provided a moment of inspiration, which, only a few noticed. After a Benni McCarthy clearance of a corner, a little 11 year old girl by the name of Ellen, was struck in the face, her neck tilting back followed by her crying.

As she was being comforted by her dad, to their surprise, our own Benni Mac went over to the stands, whilst the game was still in play. He waited until she was ok, then returned to the game.

The LET reports that Ellens Family were so surprised they wrote a letter of thanks to Blackburn Rovers. To their very surprise, Benni Mac replied with a signed jersey, an apology letter and photo.

During an interview with LET, Ellen quotes 'I'm a Blackburn Rovers fan now but I said to my dad I'm still a Portsmouth fan too.I would like to watch Blackburn play again.'

Credit must go to Benni, simply for being a nice human being. We hear so many stories about footballers and what they do wrong, yet here we have Benni Mac doing us all proud

Sasman

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Writer:Sasman!
Date:Tuesday November 20 2007
Time: 10:34PM

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Class, well done Benni Mac
sasman
20/11/2007 22:36:00
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what a hero indeed
Bents4eng
20/11/2007 23:21:00
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yep i was sitting in the stand not far from where this happened and this was something that i picked up on at the time and commented on in an article i wrote the following day on vital pompey titled 'A missed opportunity'... benni mccarthy is a classy player, but also showed he is a classy human being that night - even more so having just read this. so credit where its well and truely due to the fella in a day and age when people are quick to jump on the negative - or what they see as negative anyway... not so sure about ellen switching to become a blackburn fan tho!
pompeyrug
20/11/2007 23:37:00
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Well done Benni!
diegoveron
21/11/2007 00:16:00
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thats what she said mate, im sure she might mean more of a soft spot for rovers, but thanks pompey.....well dont to benni mac again
sasman
21/11/2007 00:56:00
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Good to see Blackburn and their players in a positive light. Bully boys, my bottom. I am sure the next time Savage clatters into Ronaldo, etc, he will stay by his side till he is ok... :-)
Decimus Poole
21/11/2007 09:31:00
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Nice one Benni McCarthy, he deserves ALL the praise and credit he will get on this issue!
Hughes Da Man
21/11/2007 11:33:00
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What a class act. Benni often gets bad press but this is a kind act by a clearly kind man. Well done Benni.
MikeyGamst
21/11/2007 13:22:00
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Thats a nice story - and it just goes to show that good news doesn't sell - as I haven't read or heard of it anywhere until today - newspapers should have a duty to print more of these things
FreidelNo.1
22/11/2007 10:55:00
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pompeyrug - I looked for that article on Vital Portsmouth and I did find it, you do give credit to not only Benni but Rovers also!
Hughes Da Man
22/11/2007 11:07:00
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