It’s been a mixed season in many ways for Aston Villa centre half Tyrone Mings. Mixed performances and results from the whole squad have left us pretty much where the sensible thought we’d be after so many new faces in the summer, and even existing players adjusting to a higher level – but despite some more noticeable hiccups in recent times, his early season form did see the 27-year-old gain well deserved England recognition.
With Mings’ history growing up in a housing shelter well known, his England debut came in strange circumstances with clear racist chanting from the Bulgarian fans, but as we know, he reacted with calm leadership and won plenty of plaudits following the game – and not just because of his performance.
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He also spends plenty of time with his Academy and working to help the homeless and the vulnerable and this week, he found himself nominated in Forbes ’30 Under 30′ list which features the most influential young entrepreneurs.
Feels like a strange time to post this, but being named as a visionary leader on @Forbes ‘30 under 30’ list was an unexpected surprise & something I’m really proud of
It’s very humbling and congratulations to everyone else named on the list. pic.twitter.com/JbpiBdmwKP
— Tyrone Mings (@OfficialTM_3) March 26, 2020
For his off pitch exploits, it’s certainly a well deserved accolade and fans were quick to acknowledge that.
Congratulations Sir. Well deserved!
— Daniel Stachura (@danielstchr) March 26, 2020
— Bartosz Bialkowski (@1BartMan1) March 26, 2020
Hand written (and very well too!), not PR department produced and circulated. My hat is duly tipped Mr Mings.
— AlfieVille (@AlfieVille) March 27, 2020
This man is the epitome of #humility. When I see him play, watch how he carries himself on/off the pitch, it's a quiet testament to his family, upbringing and overall strength in character. He's been criticised, prejoritised but doesn't seek to lash out; just carries on. #KING!
— CJ (@CJoneses100) March 27, 2020
— Tom Hunter (@TomHunterAVFC) March 26, 2020
You are a very, very good person and we are lucky to have you at the Villa Ty
— PUBLUNCH (@PUBLUNCH1) March 27, 2020
— tom herrington (@RockOptika) March 27, 2020
Brilliant Tyrone! Well deserved!!!
— Maurice Bradley (@BradsMaurice) March 27, 2020