A hero if ever there was one.
Heung Min Son of South Korea has joined up with the military for a duty of four weeks with the national army. The Spurs forward has a national law back in his home country where he has to do his military service.
It was reduced from two years to four weeks after he won the 2018 Asian Games for his nation. With football suspended now and countries needing strength and support, Son has decided to volunteer himself in this crucial period to help his country rather than stay at home and protect himself.
However, the news of Son joining the camp has as expected drawn a lot of media and fan attention with people expected to turn up in numbers to greet him.
Via a Facebook statement, he has now politely but firmly asked everyone to stay home instead and support each other in these tough times.
“As large gatherings have been discouraged due to the COVID-19 virus and as we are working to comply with government policy, we will not be opening this event up to the public,” the statement read.
“This decision is being made to ensure the safety of the fans and reporters and to prevent any dangerous situations from arising.
“Thank you for your understanding. Heung Min Son looks forward to completing his military duty and doing his best at the training facility.”