Cantwell asked if any of his social media followers would be interested in receiving a visit and a gift from him and if so to hang balloons outside of their home. There was no shortage of interest, with the 24 year-old estimating he donated around 80 presents before the big day last month.
Needless to say he isn’t committing to doing the same in Glasgow, given how long it might take and the fact that he might not be welcomed as warmly at every door. But the gesture speaks to a young man who appreciates the hand he has been dealt in life and an awareness of the need to give something back.
“Sometimes footballers don’t really realise the power they have to influence people,” he reasoned. “That’s something I took great pride in at Norwich, being a lad who wanted to be the lad that I’ve become in many senses.