“Chicharito”: A gentleman on and off the field

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez is now recognized as a total gentleman, according to an anecdote by a sales dependent posted on the Manchester United website.

Many of you may have heard of the popular “Chicharito”, the 21-year-old soccer player who played for Mexico and scored them two goals during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.  Many women simply remember him as the young, good looking, soccer player.

Since the world cup, his name started being recognized world wide and now more so that he plays for Manchester United.

Soccer player Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez.

It is very common for celebrities to lose their values, humbleness and respect for others when their fame rises.  It seems like this is not the case with Chicharito.

An article on esmas.com narrates an anecdote that appeared on the Manchester United website where a sales dependent tells her experience with the chivalrous Chicharito.

Chicharito approached the sales lady at the store and she immediately knew who he was because her son was a huge fan, but kept this to herself.

Speaking extremely fast, Chicharito asked the lady, “I was wondering if you could please help me miss. Do you sell…I’m sorry I can’t pronounce it in english, tagleeteelee? I’m sorry that doesn’t sound right. I can write it..oh my spelling is not so good either. It’s OK. Thank you anyways.”

The sales lady told him he knew exactly what he was talking about and she would show him where to find it.

As they walked to the pasta aisle, Chicharito kept thanking her and apologizing for bothering her and even for his pronunciation.

When he saw the tagliatelle his face illuminated and said that it was exactly what he wanted, he thanked the sales associate and tried offering her a 5 pound sterling tip for helping him out so much.

She refused to accept it and explained to him that they could not accept tips and it was not usually accustomed in their country. Chicharito felt ashamed and said he was sorry, but that it was something very common in his country.

The sales lady told him she knew who he was because her son was a Manchester United fan.

The next day the sales associate was called to customer service, and waiting was her favorite soccer player with an autographed t-shirt and picture for his son.

She said that Chicharito was a truly nice and charming young man.

The published anecdote made Chicharito gain respect and admiration from the followers of Manchester United.

So, what do you think? Is Chicharito genuinely a nice guy and a gentleman, or is he just acting like such because he knows he is in the public eye?

Let me know your thoughts!

Here is a video of an interview with Chicharito that tells alot about him.

http://www.univision.com/content/videoplayer.jhtml?cid=2332718

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