that decency, empathy and good-heartedness (if that's a word) do exist.
Like Maddison as a player, and he's obviously a sound human being as well. I imagine he'll be accused of "virtue signalling" before long by some sociopathic alt-right gobshite.
There was a brief discussion on here on Sunday about Leicester, which mentioned James Maddison. From my point of view, I think he's an excellent player and he has impressed me with his skills, movement and his free-kicks whenever I've seen him.
I saw one of Gary Lineker's tweets this morning where Maddison had taken the rip out of Jeremy Clarkson (no problems with that!) on Twitter, and noticed another story further down on his Twitter feed. It shows Maddison as not just being a decent footballer, but also as a thoroughly decent human being.
Long story short.... when he was still at Norwich, he became firm friends with a young girl named Sophie who had been a Norwich mascot and who had been diagnosed with bone cancer (she subsequently had to have a leg amputated). Sadly, Sophie passed away aged 5 in January this year. Sophie and Maddison had stayed in regular touch after his transfer to Leicester last year, and it's clear that they adored each other. He was a pallbearer at her funeral, and spoke at the service. The story can be found at https://www.edp24.co.uk/sport/james-maddison-sophie-taylor-tribute-1-5941765
The Twitter account that was run by Sophie's parents, before and since her passing, makes regular reference to the support that James Maddison gave to Sophie. That account is at https://twitter.com/SuperStrongSoph
Sophie would have had her 6th birthday at the end of July. It was a tweet from Maddison (click below) to mark that occasion which was what made me aware of this story, which is very similar to that of Jermaine Defoe and Bradley Lowery at Sunderland. Well done, James Maddison.