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Hector Bellerin is slowly overtaking Juan Mata as the nicest man in football

The Arsenal man is consistently throwing out kind gestures, much like his Spanish compatriot has done over the past decade

Christmas is indeed the time for giving.

One footballer that understands that more than most is Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin, who seems to be making a play for Juan Mata’s crown as the nicest man in football™.

Two days ago the Spaniard made the generous offer to donate dozens of pairs of boots to charity, leading to a mildly bizarre but nice exchange between himself and leader of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn.

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The two are of course friends, dating back to that time they fully mugged off Piers Morgan in splendid fashion.

However, Bellerin has continued the trend of festive goodwill by reaching out to a young fan from the Gunners’ match against Crystal Palace who held aloft a sign saying they loved the Spanish right-back.


Every football fan knows Manchester United’s Juan Mata is officially the nicest man in football, but it seems Bellerin is slowly overtaking the Red Devils’ star for the top spot.

Just look at all this good stuff he’s been up to!

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And another!

And one more, for luck…

Look, we know it’s not a competition of niceness between Mata and Bellerin – these things should be applauded, and more power to the both of them.