They Were The Victims Of A Hit-And-Run. Then Messi Stepped In.
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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 justgiving.com.
— Joy Friesner (@JoyFriesner) October 1, 2016
Arda Turan, John Terry, Wayne Rooney, Liverpool, Chelsea, West Ham, Tottenham and the England National Team also donated jerseys.
Contact The18 Staff Writer Sam Klomhaus at Klomhaus@The18.com or follow him on Twitter @SamKlomhaus