There was a social media hunt for the young Wimbledon fan who had souvenir towel snatched from his hands
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There’s not a day that goes by without some kind of shock or drama at Wimbledon, but it seems that on Tuesday the drama was centred on one fan in particular. After his win against Chile’s Christian Garin, number 18 seed Jack Sock of the USA tried to throw his towel to a young fan in the crowd, resulting in a tussle in which an older man sat in front of him snatched it out of his hands – not exactly a good example of sportsmanship. Sock has tweeted offering to get the unidentified fan a new towel once he’d received his name, with US and Australian Open and Roland Garros Twitter accounts also tweeting their support and offering to send him a 'Grand Slam' of towels.
His manager has since announced that while he has not been named, the fan has been identified as a young boy from Ireland, who contacted Sock directly on Instagram following the social media hunt. Judy Murray also tweeted her disdain at the situation, saying that the man in question “should be ashamed of himself” and that it was a shame, as souvenirs and opportunities like that are key to encouraging young kids into sport. Lead image courtesy of Carine06.
If anyone knows the kid that unfortunately had the towel ripped out of his hands...tweet his name at me and I'll be sure to get him one— Jack Sock (@JackSock) 4 July 2017