A British man has named his newborn son Lucas – after South African soccer legend Lucas Radebe.
The man, George Bull, posted an adorable snap of himself and his son on Twitter over the weekend.
He captioned the photo, “This is Lucas, born yesterday. Named after @LucasRadebe.
Bull appears to be a fan of Leeds United, where Radebe played an impressive 256 matches.
Radebe eventually became the club’s captain, during which they reached the UEFA Champions League semi-final in the 2000/2001 season.
Leeds United also finished fourth in the FA Premier League’s 1998/1999 season and third in the 1999/2000 season under his captainship.
In the replies to Bull’s tweet, it turned out that he wasn’t the only one to have named their kid after Radebe.
Radebe replied to Bull’s tweet, saying, “Wow brilliant. Hope all is well.”
Bull’s gesture has warmed the hearts of South Africans on social media. Here are some of their comments:
Unreal thread. Lucas Radebe has demi-god status amongst Leeds United supporters.Twitter user Nkhosi
It’s heartwarming to see Leeds United fans appreciating Lucas Radebe the way they do. In fact, [to] a lot of English people he’s an idol.Twitter user Bulelani Mpengesi
Lucas Radebe is a legend. He’s so loved overseas. Wish he could be showed the same love here.Twitter user Katlego