Collingwood giant Mason Cox is enhancing his reputation as one of the AFL’s most engaging social media characters.
The 211cm American has made witty quips about umpires, getting fined and was among the first to point out the bum patches on Carlton’s disgustingly ugly grey shorts.
But his latest work – a classy gesture to a young fan bed-bound in hospital – might just take the cake.
Twitter user Greg Camilleri (@GregCam4) reached out to Collingwood to lift the spirits of his son, a passionate Magpies supporter.
Young Connor responded by telling his dad the club had to prioritise getting Cox ready and raring Saturday’s match against North Melbourne.
“Too busy to give back to supporters!? No such thing! Are y’all in Melbourne? And what’s on tomorrow at 5pm? I’ll come stop in and say hi mate,” Cox responded.
Greg quickly took up his offer, later telling another user – among a barrage of responses – that his son had smiled for the first time in four days upon hearing the news.
Cox wasn’t the only Collingwood player to reach out, with inaugural AFLW captain Steph Chiocci chiming in her two cents.
“Hi Connor, I heard that Mason is going to visit you tonight… how amazing! Wait ‘til you see how tall he is!,” she wrote.
“I hope you’re feeling better soon and that you can cheer us on this weekend against the Kangas; it’s going to be a HUGE game! Take care buddy. GO PIES.”
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