Popular Welsh refereeNigel Owens has offered his whistle-blowing services for free in aid of a charity match in England.
He was approached on Twitter by someone who was involved in raising money for a young boy who “sadly lost his legs and arms to an horrific disease”
Luke was a budding 7 year old rugby player but whilst the rest of us were buying and wrapping presents ready for Christmas, the families life was turned upside down. On the 13th Dec 2019 Luke fell ill with Meningococcal Meningitis.
It would cost you nothing at all for me to referee the game for the young lad. It would be an honour to so. Will DM you my contact to see if I can make it work— Nigel Owens MBE (@Nigelrefowens) January 10, 2020
Over the last 28 days Luke has endured many hours of surgery to remove both hands, left at mid forearm and right just below the elbow, he has also lost both legs below the knee.
The tweet asked how much it would cost to have him referee their game but Owens was only too happy to help out.
“It would cost you nothing at all for me to referee the game for the young lad. It would be an honour to so. Will DM you my contact to see if I can make it work,” the Welshman replied.
Owens is the world record holder for most test matches refereed, and has become a fan favourite around the word for his personality on the pitch