They Were The Victims Of A Hit-And-Run. Then Messi Stepped In.

Lionel Messi donated a signed shirt to be auctioned off to benefit two young, former non-league footballers who had been in a hit-and-run incident.

Former non-league players Shaun Whiter and Joey Abbs were changing a tire when they were hit in a hit-and-run incident. Whiter lost both his legs and Abbs sufferes serious leg injuries.

The pair got help in their recovery effort from an unlikely source: the best player in the world, Lionel Messi.

Messi donated a signed shirt to be auctioned off when ambridge United host a Football Family Day on October 9.

They are also raising money through various crowdfunding sites like


Arda Turan, John Terry, Wayne Rooney, Liverpool, Chelsea, West Ham, Tottenham and the England National Team also donated jerseys.

(H/T BBC Sport)

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