Rotherham United star Will Vaulks' invite to boy attacked in viral "bullying" video

By Michael Upton | 29/11/2018

Rotherham United star Will Vaulks' invite to boy attacked in viral 'bullying' video

BIG-HEARTED Millers star Will Vaulks did his bit to show bullying the red card by inviting a student seen being tormented in a viral video to be his guest at a match.

The Rotherham United midfielder (pictured) said he would be happy to pay for the boy and his family to attend a game and meet the players after branding the clip “horrible”.

In the 30-second clip, the youngster, understood to be a Syrian refugee from the Huddersfield area called Jamal, is seen being headbutted, grabbed by the throat and squirted with water.



Will, who is an ambassador for children’s charity Bluebell Wood, said: “If anyone can help me and knows more I’d like to offer the young lad and his family tickets to see us play and meet the players! 

“I will pay for their transport etc. 

“Nothing worse than a bully.”

Will told the Advertiser: “I found the video hard to watch — it was just horrendous.

“I wasn’t bullied at school and have never witnessed that but it made me think about what it must be like to be in that environment and for not one person to stick up for the lad.

“In my work with Bluebell Wood, although this a different thing, I know how going to a football match can cheer kids up and it would maybe help him realise he’s not worthless, which is probably what he feels like at school.

“My tweet has been retweeted lots of times so he and his family are more than welcome to get in touch.”

The bullying video has been retweeted more than 110,000 times since being published on Tuesday morning.

More than £125,000 has been donated to an online appeal fund set up to help Jamal and his family.

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