Ian Wright gets a big shock!


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Footballer Ian Wright gets a big shock as a teacher from his past turns up.



AlphaOscarRomeo
I absolutely love how he instinctively removes his hat. That's real respect.
TheChap
Mr Pigden flew fighter-bombers in the RAF during WW2 and passed away in 2017 aged 95. A true hero in every sense of the word.
deathbastardable
Wright in the feels
James Plowman
The fact that he still called him Mr Pigden after all those years.  Legend
Paul Newman
Obviously a bloody good teacher and role model. My hat off to you sir.
The Drill Father
From Wrighty's Wiki page: "Wright is of Jamaican descent. One of his grandfathers is half Syrian. His father left when he was 18 months old, and he saw him approximately once every ten years. His recollections are that his stepfather did not like him, and was a bully who was rough and callous to the children, recalling for example that he was forbidden to watch Match of the Day but forced to stare at the wall and just listen, in tears. He describes his mother as an abusive and distant alcoholic who repeatedly told him 'many are called, few are chosen', implying that he was wasting his time playing football and was not good enough. He had a very supportive teacher, Mr Pigden, whose patience enabled him to work through behavioural issues resulting from his troubled home life. The teacher also helped him when he was learning to play football, with encouragement, gentleness and patience. He recalls the importance of having a strong male role model in his life at this time." Legend.
Kyle Drury
Here from True Geordie podcast
John Ewen
RIP Mr Pigden.  He died on the 27/12/17.  Wrighty wrote on Instagram Sad day. Said goodbye to the greatest ever influence on my life today my old school teacher . I know he will rest in peace because he deserves too. I love you Mr Pigden. X
Ed
Cheeky little danger wank at 0:57 
Adam Harrison
Why isn't this used as an advert to start teaching?
Ogri Grindstaff
"Someone said you was dead..." = Me bawling my eyes out.
Yohann Advikolanu
What's the first thing he does after he sees his teacher? He takes his hat off. Sheer respect! :') Dem feels. :')
Jay C
This vid made my eyes sweat. Chelsea fan here, but respect to Wrighty...
hockey6408
Right at about 0:31, he turns right back into a schoolboy. Simply fabulous.
Jimmy The Red
This makes thugs cry
Stephen Williams
And this is why Wrighty is liked by a lot of neutrals, little bit naughty, little bit crazy but man he loved the game and played it like every fan wished they could. Henry was class but for me this fella will always be number 1 where Arsenal players are concerned. Wolves fan
pearljam619
I love the fact he took his cap off out of respect and manners when he saw him. What a gentleman and legend. Always wore his heart on his sleeve and had a love for the game.
Shaun Pierce
Even as a Spurs supporter I have to admit that Ian Wright is one of the most likable men in football
James Enslaved
Who cut the damn onions?... I told people not to cut onions around me!
misterhamez
nah i'm not crying i'm just sweating from my eyes
LowTierBlonde
A simply fabulous scene, regardless of who you follow, football fan or not. The universe at it's very, very best
aires69uk
I don't very often cry these days, but that brought a tears to my eye, that was so touching.
Gabe Thornes
Fair play to this man, who obviously was teaching Wright in a time when racism was rife, and a lot of teachers probably joined in with it. Its nice to think that this man knew that all people deserved to be treated equally
Cozener
Classic. I hope Mr Pigdin is still in fine health today.
Shaz01212
Never felt so emotional for a rival teams player damn..
Callum Crawford
Wright taking his hat off when the teacher arrives always gets me, shows he respects and looks up to him so much
Cockney Geezer
Mr Pigden died on the 27th December 2017, R.I.P
velouris76
the moment Wrighty does the double take, the look in his eyes, when he says "Mr Picton?" he just transforms from being a top class ex-pro footballer, to being a schoolkid again...
curt
Every time I see anything about Ian Wright, I just like the bloke more and more. Great vid.
Tabs T
"Someone saids you was dead" Hat in hand. Nowadays the footballers would just nod from their sports car at their old teacher and drive off to shag someones wife.
Avetarx
It's amazing how some people could influence others and change their life for good.
TheSweetVillain
0:30 that professor has such a warm and peacefull voice.
Larry McCauley
loved the way Ian whipped his hat off. Old school respect.
Martin Collins
amazing. i love how his teacher is so old school british as well, from the days when we were trained not to show emotion! even the hug was a bit much for him haha. big respect to them both though
kingeskimo
"I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Martin Luther King, Jr.
kwanda Ngubane
This why as men we need to be always be good examples in life and see the good in young troubled men you never know who you shaping for the future...hats off to all the Mr Pigden out there.
BANNA
This is truly amazing. I respect Ian wright and I'm a big spurs fan
Gonçalo Moreira
0:35 i love this moment ...
tedcarolan
definitely not crying at my desk
Tom Flatt
Just imagine seeing someone so important to you alive after you thought They were dead for so long. Amazing
Chris Keo
idris elba to play the coach and ryan gosling as the student..hollywood treatment..done!
Amos Hermens
Spurs fan here. Ian Wright take a bow. That was a lovely reaction + mark of a true gentleman. Modern footballers hang your head in shame.
walid breidi
Incredibly emotional video. 1- he saw him 2- shock 3- fear 4-realisation 5-he took his hat off=>immediatly became his student again 6-called him MR 7- collapsed in his memories RESPECT
Flammen Official
This is why Wrighty is a class above the rest.
Chris Lee
Good grief I wasn't keen on wrighty but this vid wow he shows respect and emotions in 5 seconds its like I've rubbed an onion in my eyes
Soliman
I love how the teacher still greats him like a kid. God damn feels.
RubbaDUBVideos
What a lovely video. Just highlights how important teachers can be to some children.
M1st3r J4ck
I'm not crying, YOU'RE crying!
nelson holmes
Bloody ell, I proper welled up there. Really got me. what a lovely moment.
jim tarbuck
ian wright one of the good guys
Mridul Paudel
Ian taking his hats off always gets me.
To Err is Huma
Ian Wright was my first favourite footballer. This video is brutal. I fear whatever this man gave Ian Wright, is probably largely lost from society today.
Fitzy
THIS GIVES ME THE FEELS ;( 
Roz Sa
I'm not Ian Wright, I didn't turn out to be 'top class' in my field of work and I'm certainly not special or famous. But what Ian says in this video about his old teacher will resonate with my of us, and at least with me personally. Of all of the teachers during my school years, only one could really see my true potential when growing up. My parents being doctors not only didn't have any time to develop me as a human being but the expectations they placed upon me was overbearing and in my cases destructive. My history teacher in school was probably the greatest human being I've ever been lucky to encounter in all my life. He recognized my love for the subject and managed to guide me in every way possible. There would be times when I would be walking through the corridors at lunchtime with my mates - he would stop me and ask me a specific history related question. I'd proceed to answer it with so much enthusiasm and I could tell how happy he would get when I'd respond to his questioning in a positive manner. Mr. Biggart guided me through two years of GCSE's and then a further 2 years of A-Levels. After that, I went on to study history at university as well. Possibly the only human being who truly and selflessly helped me without really expecting anything in return. A few years ago, I managed to find him on Facebook. Still having the upmost respect for him, I didn't want to pry or be intrusive. I just simply sent him a message to declare my thanks and gratitude for everything that he did for me. I truly hope that every child is lucky to come across people like Mr. Pigden and Mr. Biggart.
Mighty Red
"You're alive," "I'm alive he says,"
Ivan Lendl
Great moment. And you just gotta love Ian Wright.
IVIyWorld
My favority player ever to put on the Red and White i know no one will agree but god i love this guy
Cyborg Soda
Beautiful
TheSmilingtooth
damn these onions.
Ethan Mackey
True Geordies podcast bring anyone here?
Banana Thumbs
that double take caused a lump in my throat 
GeeTee72
Was led here via a Palace forum. I've never seen this clip before. Very moving.
adlufc1141
reminds me of the bond that Tyson had with Cus D'Amato
olliepieR94
Who's here from True Goerdies podcast with ian wright!? Damn, what a video...👌👏
Darren Madden
Great reaction from a top player. What a remarkable teacher as well. A lot of kids could do with a teacher like him.
Rubi Ruebz
Damn Ninja onion passing by.... respect To both gentlemen!
David Turkington
I love seeing moments like this and it would bring a tear to many eyes.Taking his hat off too out of pure respect....Great role model teacher and a touch of class from wrighty too.👍
Harry Callahan
One of the most heart warming things i have ever seen.
1650million
Beautiful
Lew Lew
It's the break in his voice when I says "I can't believe it, someone said you was dead" and the little laugh of disbelief before he says it. That puts a lump in the back of my throat everytime
Michael Stone
Rip David rocastle
Beowulfin3D
It goes to show the respect he has for him, taking off his hat and calling him by his second name. Great video!
Quentin Tarrentino
I must have just watched this piece about 15 times on the bounce and it still brings tears to my eyes. For all we knock our society it is scenes like this that gives me hope in humanity and - sorry to utter such heresy - pride in being British.
rorrt
I know that i would have exactly the same reaction if i saw some of my favourite secondary school teachers 20 years from now. Teachers that, without them i wouldn't be anywhere near to where i am now.. The debt of gratitude that Ian Wright must have for Sid, is more than words could possibly describe. Especially as Ian Wright never really had a father, and his step dad was a real destructive presence in his life. He must have been like a godfather, father figure in his life.
Enoch Powell
Back in the days when colour wasn't used as a political weapon & people just got on...
Petrolosis
i cry everytime :'(
JammyDonut
I don't care who you support or what you think of Ian Wright , that a was real moment between two men and it was lovely.
Lev Mitchell
Old school Englishman meets Englishman from the Windrush generation, they shake hands and chat like old times...for a moment there is hope and light in the world.
FF12Grandmaster
Damned onions again
fut starz
TRUE LEGEND! Not many people like Ian Wright. The world seems a dark place. This guy is just genuine and I hardly know him.
Jake A
I cannot get over the moment he realizes it is him and immediately removes his hat.
Ahmad Jahanzeb
Wrighty, you Legend .... RESPECT
PG Tips
this gets me right in the feels, you've got to love Wrighty (even though I'm a Spurs fan!)
Hassan M
The real question is who was that wasteman who said he was dead 😂
Baz
Gets me every single time this clip. Incredibly emotional. Two top, top men.
Jonas Stalpaert
What a guy. Definition of a true football legend
Bane
Taking of his hat as a sign of respect... Pure class This is something I doubt we will see in the future. I mean just look at this generation...
MrShoesmad
love this, ian wright is a class act
Dals Su
mr pigden a legend...this is wat a good teacher is...
Paul Anderson
God what a legend. So sweet
jsphsm
I don’t know who you are. And you don’t know who I am. But thank you for this.
bob thebuilder
Wrightey and Mr Pigden - Both legends!!!!
Andrew Tozier
Yup, that made me cry.
Jimmy Greaves
I'm a Tottenham fan but you can't help but like Ian Wright. Such a genuine and humble person
Steve Platt
I’m a Liverpool fan and have always had the utmost respect for Ian - top bloke, great clip
Santiago Restrepo
The feels man, the feels
Larry A
This is why I will always love Ian
Imy Khan
Amazing. Love Wrighty guys amazing to watch on motd. Great guy he is 🙌🏻
Mr Locorio
He basically just saw his Dad come back from the dead
Carl Hughes
Gotta love Wrighty top man