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Cardiff star Medel sits in cheap seats after missing team bus from Manchester

In an interesting twist on the 'fans Tweet pictures posing with footballer' trend, Cardiff and Chile star Gary Medel was snapped taking public transport home after the Premier League defeat to Manchester City.

Medel apparently missed Cardiff's bus so, like everyone else, hopped on the train in Manchester to get back to Wales.

Fans were delighted at his 'man of the people' showing - although you would hardly expect anything else from a player whose nickname is 'Pitbull':

The story made the news in his native Chile too - this fan Tweeted a pic with Medel, and subsequently appeared on Norwegian TV of all things.

Even more heartwarming was the nature of his ticket - Medel sat in economy class with everyone else. Good lad.