Birmingham City’s Olivier Kapo gives a £30k Mercedes to his boot boy


14th, May 2008

The Blues’ French star is way more generous than us
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In a rare display of generosity, Birmingham City midfielder Olivier Kapo gifted his £30,000 Mercedes to his teenage boot boy. James McPike (pictured), a 17-year-old trainee on City’s books, was reportedly stunned when Kapo tossed him the keys – boot boys can usually expect little more than an old pair of boots from the pro to whom they have been assigned throughout the season.
When McPike said he couldn’t even pay the insurance, Kapo drove him home, handed him the spare keys and log book, and said he’d pay for a year’s insurance – what a guy! The fact that Kapo also owns a Porsche and a Hummer takes some of the gloss off the gesture, but it’s still one of the most impressive things a footballer has done all season, especially a Birmingham player.

On hearing the news, City manager Alex McLeish said: “It was a magnificent gesture and one that’s entirely in keeping with Kapo’s character… As he was in such a generous mood, I asked him what he had done with the house he had left behind in Turin. Unfortunately, he smiled and said he wanted to keep hold of that.”
[Grid Crasher, Daily Mail]

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