ALISHA LEHMANN has been dubbed a “class act” after she jumped off the Aston Villa bus to hug a big fan of hers in a wheelchair.
The 24-year-old forward was in action for her team when they travelled to her former club West Ham on Sunday for a showdown in the Women’s Super League.
AlamyAlisha Lehmann made a fan’s day as she returned to old club West Ham with Aston Villa[/caption]
X @FanzineWSLThe Swiss star spotted a supporter in a wheelchair waiting for her[/caption]
X @FanzineWSLShe marched straight of the team bus towards the fan[/caption]
X @FanzineWSLAlisha and the supporter then embraced in a long hug[/caption]
Villa emerged triumphant as Rachel Daly’s injury-time strike sealed a 3-2 win at the Chigwell Construction Stadium.
Lehmann, who came off the bench to help her side get the victory, is notorious for looking her best on and off the pitch.
The former Hammers and Everton ace, who was previously dubbed ‘the world’s sexiest footballer’, recently dazzled her 16 million Instagram followers in an elegant black outfit.
And she also wowed fans in a swanky outfit as she enjoyed a night out on the town.
But Lehmann also amassed a huge army of supporters for her displays out on the grass and has 10 goals so far for Villa since joining two years ago.
And as she arrived for action yesterday, one of those was desperate to meet her after waiting for the Villa team coach to arrive.
Lehmann spotted the fan and walked straight over to enjoy a cuddle with them before grabbing her gear and heading for the changing-rooms.
The supporter shared the footage on social media as it soon went viral, and they captioned it with: “When my favourite player comes off the coach and comes straight over to me.”
As the clip was quickly shared by many, other supporters were quick to reply.
“Class act,” read one response, with another saying: “Alisha is lovely, very kind.”
“Absolutely lovely to see,” said another fan after seeing the heartwarming footage.
“What a hero,” said another social media user as another added it was “brilliant”.
Alisha recently found herself being trolled after she was criticised for wearing make-up during her country’s 7-1 defeat to Spain.
TV presenter Vicki Blomme was one of those that jumped to her defence, comparing Lehmann wearing make-up on the pitch to Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham caring about their hair.
She said on the Soccer Sisters podcast: “Yes, she plays with her sexuality, but they have done it many times.
“Look at Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. I think makeup and personal grooming are seen differently than if a boy does his hair.
“A lot of people think it’s vanity, but it’s also feeling. The feeling of feeling confident and strong, there’s something to that. I think it’s good that we’re different and that we look however we want.
“You take some of the attention away from football, but that’s how it happened also with Beckham. There is nothing wrong with playing football with makeup, we have to stop blaming them.”
Instagram @alishalehmann7The 24-year-old forward has amassed a huge following on social media[/caption]
Instagram @alishalehmann7She regularly looks just as good off the pitch as she does on it[/caption]
GettyAlisha left West Ham to join Aston Villa back in 2021[/caption]