Leeds United got their pre-season tour of Slovenia off to a good start with a 3-0 win against a Select XI squad that was made even better when manager Brian McDermott gave the club's traveling supporters some beer money.
According to the Yorshire Evening Post's Phil Hay, the fans chanted "Oh Brian, it's your round" at full time and McDermott, who replaced Neil Warnock in April of this year, reached in his pocket and passed 50 euros (about £43) to them through the fence — a moment captured by photographer Jonathan Gawthorpe.
When asked about the gesture, McDermott explained that it was the least he could do.
The money was soon put to good use...
It's the best 50 euros McDermott has ever spent: he's instantly turned his status among fans from "wary and undecided" to "living legend".
If only Rafa Benitez had done this when he got to Chelsea, he could've saved himself a lot of trouble. Though it would have cost him a lot more than £43: that much cash pays for beers for half the night in a Slovenian pub where a pint is £1.50. Down the Kings Road you'd be lucky to get a single round in for the same money.