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Swansea City star Angel Rangel helps the homeless as temperatures plummet following snowfall

By V_Jones  |  Posted: January 18, 2013


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Swans star Angel Rangel took to the streets of Swansea tonight to give food to the homeless.

The Met Office has warned of sub-zero temperatures on Friday night and into Saturday morning following a band of snow across most of Wales.

The Spaniard said on Twitter at around 6.30pm: "Anyone knows the location of homeless people in Swansea? I got food going spare! #randomtweet."

He said he was "amazed" by the amount of tweets he received, after it was retweeted almost 500 times.

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Rangel said he spent an hour driving around the city with his wife Nikki.

Rangel tweeted: "Thanks so much for the suggestions. It was @MI55Y_28 idea so we are driving around. Terrible to be out in this weather."

He added: "Wow we r amazed at the amount of tweets we r receiving.Thanks a lot but it was just a little gesture we drove for only 1 hour and felt great."

The defender told CNN he and his wife went out to eat at a sandwich chain when the manager said he'd have to throw food away as they were closing for the evening.

He said: "My wife, Nikki, who is a very caring and charitable person, asked if we could have them for the homeless rather than see them thrown in the bin.

"They agreed and we drove around Swansea for over an hour, but couldn't find any homeless people as it was so cold out on the streets with all the snow."

A homeless shelter invited the couple to help out after his tweet went viral.

He said "it was the least they could do" in the weather conditions.

He joked: "I don't know if we'll be as lucky with the free sandwiches in future, so I may have to cook some of my special Spanish omelettes instead!"

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  • antyall  |  January 20 2013, 5:22PM

    stevenojobs.As opposed to Gavin Henson who claimed to be to much of a legend to be photographed with young fans.(unless it was a photo opportunity) Thanks to this gesture many more eateries will give food to Organisations who do this service on a regular basis. Hopefully more high profile people will bring attention to the plight of others.

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  • weslangdon  |  January 20 2013, 4:23PM

    why are the homeless...homeless

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  • kellers27  |  January 20 2013, 3:38PM

    I would love to try your Spanish omellete

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  • SteveNoJobs  |  January 20 2013, 12:58PM

    Always been a top bloke. When his missus had given birth at Singleton Hospital, he was on his way out of the ward when he got asked by quite a few people to sign autographs and pose for photos. You would have forgiven him if he had just said "sorry I'm a bit busy" - but the chap still found the time to talk to fans, chat with other new parents and sign stuff.

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  • abertawejack  |  January 19 2013, 11:23AM

    Kind regards to Nikki Boyo, nice to know that there is two Angels under your roof. A Very Thoughtful gesture which gives us all a warm glow, be they homeless or readers. All the very best to you both and "Thank You".

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  • KP287  |  January 19 2013, 5:41AM

    Lo que un gran gesto, tenemos los mejores jugadores de fútbol

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  • TriciaMJ  |  January 19 2013, 1:13AM

    Such a kind and thoughtful thing to do, well done both

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  • Neathboy234  |  January 18 2013, 11:06PM

    We should all think of others in this way, well done mate.

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