Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot invites 12-year-old fan ‘struck by coin’ to next home game

Diogo Dalot has invited a 12-year-old fan who had his first visit to Old Trafford ruined after being struck by a coin to Manchester United’s next home game in a classy gesture. 

United fan George Howe sustained a gash to the head after being struck by a coin in the disabled section thrown from the Arsenal away end, with his father James leaving the match early to take his son to hospital. 

James Howe posted a picture of his son – who has epilepsy, brain scarring and autism – upset and slammed the Arsenal away fans. Yet now Dalot upon spotting the tweet replied to offer the pair a ticket to the club’s next match at the Theatre of Dreams. 


Diogo Dalot has showed his classy side by inviting a young fan to Man Utd’s next home game 

George Howe, 12, had his first Old Trafford experience ruined after being struck by a coin thrown from the Arsenal end into the disabled section 

Upon seeing his dad’s tweet, Dalot invited the pair to United’s next match at Old Trafford 


Dalot said: ‘I’m sorry to hear that your son had to go through all that. 

‘Hopefully he is okay now! I’m more than happy to invite you both for our next home game so your son can really enjoy what football is about.

‘Can you provide me a contact so I can speak with you?’

George’s father had previously tweeted: ‘I took my son to his first @ManUtd game tonight & we had to leave early as he was struck by coin from the @Arsenal fans.

‘Very classy fans you have @Arsenal throwing coins in to the disabled section of the ground. Off to A & E now.’

James Howe previously tweeted the details of what happened to his son last Thursday 

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner for Man United against Arsenal at Old Trafford 

George, who suffers from seizures, had been treated by Old Trafford medical staff before he was taken to Stepping Hill hospital in Stockport. 

He missed the conclusion of United’s 3-2 win against the Gunners, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the winner from the penalty spot.  

United’s next home game is tonight in the Champions League against Young Boys but assuming that comes too soon, their next Premier League game at home is against Brighton on December 18.