Donald Driver is a class act. The Green Bay Packers receiver made sure that a little boy got the souvenir he deserved (and a little extra) after a woman stole a cleat that the football player had tossed into the stands intended for the 10-year-old kid.
Driver threw one of his cleats into the stands at the end of a charity softball game over the weekend. The Green Bay Packers wide receiver meant to toss the cleat to a young boy but the shoe was intercepted by a grown woman.
Packer Nation was apparently so upset about the incident that Driver had to take to his Facebook page to ask his fans to stop harassing the woman.
“Packer Nation, let’s remember that the woman who grabbed the shoe is human. We all make mistakes.”
The incident occurred at a charity softball game in Appleton, Wisconsin, where Donald Driver helped raise over $200,00 for charity.
“Had a great time at my charity softball game, but I just saw a truly disturbing video of a grown woman snatching one of my cleats from the boy I threw it to in the stands. I want to get this boy the cleats he deserves! Can you guys help me find out who he is so I can get them to him??? Thank you Packer Nation!”
Driver eventually tracked down the 10-year-old, Stephen Wagner, and gave him an autographed pair of cleats, a few of his books, a signed jersey, baseball hat, and coffee mugs.
“When you toss things up in the crowd, people react. I think she was reacting in the heat in the moment. But I think she should’ve let the kid have it.”
Wagner’s mother, Mary, also said that the woman, Robyn Ereth, called later on in the day to apologize for the incident.
Here’s the video of the incident.
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