A Wimbledon towel is a highly sought after prize at The Championships – for every player and fan. So when Jack Sock threw his towel to a young fan, who had leaned forward to request a Wimbledon momento on Tuesday, the spectator was delighted.
Sadly, an older gentleman forcibly wrestled it from the teenager’s clutches and soon left Court No. 8. Sock was unaware of the incident, only finding out later after watching the footage.
The American then took to social media:
If anyone knows the kid that unfortunately had the towel ripped out of his hands…tweet his name at me and I'll be sure to get him one 🤙🏻
The mum of World No.1 Andy Murray, Judy Murray, also chimed in with a bid to help remedy the situation for the young fan.
If ur the bloke in the blue polo shirt and hat, you should be ashamed…… https://t.co/KlZ250NCQP
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) July 4, 2017
The Irish teenager, who has not been identified, later made contact with Sock via Instagram. A substitute towel – and an invitation to future matches – had being swiftly dispatched to the fan, who has returned to Ireland.