Yarmo’s classy gesture to Ukrainian refugees

Andriy Yarmolenko surprised Ukrainian refugees with gifts after his final home game for West Ham on Sunday.

The winger came off the bench late on in the hugely dramatic 2-2 draw with Manchester City at the London Stadium.

Yarmo has won 106 caps for Ukraine and is set to leave the Hammers at the end of the season when his contract expires.

As per the Daily Mail, the winger posed for pictures with his wife and his two sons next to a Ukrainian flag and then met a number of young Ukrainian refugees with presents.

Yarmo, of course, grew up in Ukraine and was given compassionate leave earlier this season when news broke of Russia’s invasion.

The 32-year-old has been a hero ever since, scoring the winner on his return to the team against Aston Villa. He also scored the winner in the Europa League last 16 second leg against Sevilla.

A class act both on and off the pitch.


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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.