Fans praise ‘amazing’ Kalvin Phillips after he plays heart warming game of rock-paper-scissors with a young supporter

England international Kalvin Phillips made this young fan’s week with a heart warming gesture after a game of rock paper scissors.

The Manchester City midfielder was filmed on Instagram signing autographs and posing for pictures at St George’s Park as the England team gathered for training. 

While moving along the line of fans, a young supporter tries his luck and asks Kalvin if he has anything on under his training quarter-zip.

When Phillips laughs and says yes, the young boy then says I’ll play you at rock paper scissors for it, to which the 27-year-old agrees.

With smiles on each of their faces, the pair continue with the game that Phillips ultimately won.

The young fan asks the England international if he wants to play a game of rock paper scissors

After laughing, Phillips agrees and the pair play the game with smiles on each of their faces

However, the England ace still agrees to give the young fan his training top, which makes the person filming say: ‘Ah that’s too cute.’

People across social media praised the Manchester City player for taking the time to make the young fan’s day. 

One person wrote: ‘[That’s] what football’s all about,’ while another said: ‘Little acts like that when you’re younger you remember for the rest of your life.’

A third added: ‘Quality, such a down to earth guy, shame injuries have ruined him. I still back him to do well.’

A fourth also commented: ‘This is brilliant and such a joy to watch,’ while a fifth said: ‘Such an amazing human being @kalvinphillips.’

Two weeks ago, Pep Guardiola admitted that Kalvin Phillips still ‘struggles’ in Manchester City’s system but insists the midfielder ‘always wants to learn’.

Despite losing, the young boy was still given the training top by the England midfielder

Despite losing, the young boy was still given the training top by the England midfielder

The person filming then describes the moment by saying: 'Ahh that's too cute man'

The person filming then describes the moment by saying: ‘Ahh that’s too cute man’

Phillips, 27, has made just 23 appearances for the Treble winners since completing a £45million move from Leeds United back in 2022.

Reflecting on Phillips’ time with Leeds, Guardiola said: ‘Marcelo (Bielsa) gave Kalvin the best of Kalvin in his career,’ said Guardiola.

‘I’d love to have done with Kalvin what Marcelo has done to him. We have our own specific way to play and (he) sometimes struggles in a few things, while the previous (Leeds playing style) was perfect (for him).’


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