TIM REAM was lauded by footy fans for his show of support for Fulham’s young mascot before their defeat to Arsenal.
The West London side were beaten 3-0 at home by Arsenal on Sunday as the Gunners restored their five-point lead over Manchester City.
It was a difficult afternoon for Fulham, and in particular Ream and their defence, as goals from Gabriel, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard sealed their fate.
However, the USA international still ended up receiving plenty of plaudits from Sky Sports viewers for his actions before kick off.
The 35-year-old Fulham skipper was spotted in the tunnel lining up with a young player escort at Craven Cottage before kick off.
But those tuning in to the footage soon noticed that the child was wearing ear protectors – and the veteran was also doing the same thing in a show of support.
And delighted viewers soon took to Twitter to hail the American as he made his way on to the pitch with them on.
One wrote: “Tim Ream wearing headphones — in support of the mascot doing the same — is a beautiful thing.”
Another commented: “Tim Ream wearing noise cancelling headphones with his mascot today, great touch.”
A fellow fan tweeted: “Tim Ream wearing sensory headphones like the girl helping lead Fulham out to the field. What a legend!”
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Another wrote: “Respect for Tim Ream showing awareness for autism by wearing sound cancelling headphones to help people who don’t like loud noises.”
While a fellow tweeter said: “A small act that would have gone unnoticed to most, but will have meant the world to that mascot. Top man.”