The word “ming” generally has negative connotations; whether it be used as an adjective to describe an ugly bugger or as a prefix for “the merciless” ruler of the planet Mongo in the Flash Gordon universe.
So hats off to Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings who is giving a good name to, erm, his name after surprising some local fans by turning up for a kickaround at their seven-a-side match.
Following the last game of the season, the Premier League defender tweeted: “I wanna go kick some ball tonight.”
Bournemouth fan Alex Deutsch tweeted back the time and place for an amateur match, with Mings casually replying: “Cool see u there.”
Hey presto, the Premier League star turned up and promptly ran rings round his rivals.