RADIO presenter Cat Harvey has shared a touching story about Fernando Ricksen which has captured the hearts of grieving football fans. 

The popular personality explained that she met the Rangers legend at a charity dinner where he bid £2,000 for a quilt - even although he did not know what the item was.

Cat explained that the Dutchman had the courage to bid at the dinner when no one else was. She added that she wanted to share her meeting with Fernando to show people that he had a different side to him. 

She told her followers on Twitter: "Fernando Ricksen -I sat with him at a charity dinner years ago, nobody was bidding for one item, so he put his hand up and bid £2000 to get a hand-crocheted quilt.

"He smiled politely then turned and whispered ‘what is a quilt?’

"His campaigning for MND has been inspirational. RIP."

She added: "The truth is this story is actually only relevant because we were at a charity dinner and I just thought it was a lovely tale showing a side to him people might not have known."

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The story captured the hearts of devastated football fans who have been mourning the loss of the ex-Ibrox's captain who died yesterday after a long batlle with Motor Neurone's Disease at just 43. 

Thousands liked, shared and commented on the post. Rangers fan forums have also been sharing the story online. 

One fan said: "As I said earlier, a gentleman passed this way."

Another added: "What a lovely story. He was an inspiration in so many ways and he’ll be sadly missed."