Some say he doesn’t command his area well enough, others that he has an over-tendency to punch rather than claim incoming balls.
Whilst some point him out to be a good shot-stopper, others say that’s all he has in his armoury. But what cannot be denied is that he is a man that cares as evidenced by the following Tweet.
— Simon Walker (@SimonPWalker22) May 3, 2016
The above tweet, sent out thanking Marco Silvestri and his wife Sofia Jamal for visiting an ill child in hospital shows the length that some footballers do go to in order to engage with the fanbase; something that wasn’t lost on the tweeter in question.
Sofia Jamal, who tweeted about something rather untoward only yesterday was quick to send out her own response to the visit and resulting thanks.
Both the visit and Jamal’s reply have gone down really well with Leeds United fans over on Twitter.
Fans react on Twitter to hospital visit and subsequent Tweets.
@Mrchristoney – “Hats off to you guys 👏🏻 #MOT”
@k9ymp – “Thanks for your kindness remember not all Leeds fans are like that muppet who sent Marco those vile comments.”
@JontySolomons – “Sofia’s best thing that has come out of Cellino era.Genuine lady, nothing but respect for her”
@Chrisbar80 – “fantastic gesture, a side that most fans neither see nor appreciate!”
However, all appreciation aside, the following tweet is the only one that is really needed to see how such a small act in some eyes means a lot to others
So, from what was likely a small and compassionate gesture from the Silvestris – it seems that it is one that a lot of Leeds fans have taken to heart.