Feb 16, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT
A die-hard Liverpool fan and bronze medal winner at this year’s winter Olympics has a Red story to tell about how he earned his second medal – a gold.
After winning bronze in the men’s alpine downhill, Norwegian skiier Kjetil Jansrud received a shockingly surprising text message from one of his soccer heroes Steven Gerrard.
Gerrard texted Jansrud, and sent him an autographed shirt from Liverpool’s last-gasp 3-2 win over Fulham.
The text message read, “Hi Mate Ginge [Riise] told me you won a bronze medal at the Olympics with my number after a knee op last year he also told me ur a Liverpool fan? Many congrats on ur achievements a lot of respect from me. Told Ginge u can have my shirt signed after wed game against him mate good luck ur friend SG.”
Aside from the obvious need for Gerrard to learn punctuation, his extremely friendly message may have had an effect on its recipient.
After receiving the gift, Jansrud gave a gold-medal performance in the Super-G event.
Click here to see the winning run from Jansrud’s Super-G appearance.
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