Davids Saves Supporters, Maybe Not Team
After falling to Accrington Stanley 3-2 on Saturday, the supporters of England’s League Two side Barnet didn’t think things could get much worse.
However, as the supporters’ coach drove the 216 miles home down the M6 things did: The coach broke down. Fortunately for the 36 fans, the Barnet team bus soon passed by, and former Juventus and current Barnet player-coach Edgar Davids decided to lend a hand.
Davids ordered the team coach into the nearest service station where the squad got off. The coach then drove back up the M6, picked up the stranded supporters and delivered them to the same service station. The former Dutch international then bought the supporters coffee as they waited for a replacement coach.
“I saw the coach on the side of the highway with some of the supporters standing outside in the cold,” Davids told The Telegraph. “It was the least I could do for my team, to send the coach back to pick them up so they don’t stand in the cold.
“Shortly after the coach had arrived it started to rain, I was glad I did it. No man left behind!”
Davids joined the lowly English side in October 2012 as player-coach netting one goal in 19 matches. Barnet currently sit just out of the relegation zone courtesy of goal difference.