RANGERS ace Jermain Defoe has issued a message to the son of a cop who helped him after his horror Range Rover smash yesterday.
The ex-England footballer was in his car with his girlfriend when they were involved in a crash with a BMW around 6pm.
The former Tottenham Hotspur player – who played in current club Rangers’ 5-0 win over Aberdeen on Saturday – escaped unhurt from the crash in Glasgow.
Now a video has emerged showing the striker issuing a message to a police officer’s son as a thank you for their help on the scene.
Elaine McElhatton posted on Twitter: “My partner was one of the police officers who attended Jermain Defoe’s accident last night.
“He did this wee video for our son! The man is an absolute gent. Thanks again, Jermain! ”
In the short clip, which appeared to be filmed at his home, the footballer said: “Hello Charlie, it’s Jermain Defoe.
“I’m just here with your dad. Make sure you look after him because he’s looked after me today.
“I’m glad you liked my goal today and hopefully I will be watching you on TV one day scoring all your goals. Cheers mate.”
While at Sunderland Defoe became close friends with six-year-old Bradley Lowery, who captured hearts of football fans around the world with the spirit he showed in his battle with neuroblastoma.
Earlier Defoe had assured supporters he was “fine but in shock” in a video posted on Instagram.
The shaken star said: “Hi guys, just want to say thank you for all your lovely messages, I know you must have been so worried.
“But I’m fine, I’m all good. I’m just going to go home and rest up. I’m just in a little bit of shock but I’m all good.
“Thanks you for all your messages again.”
Horror pictures from the scene show the wreckage of the 36-year-old’s Range Rover, after both airbags went off.
An eyewitness told the Sun Online Defoe was left “dazed” after the smash ordeal.
He said: “Defoe and a lady – who looked like she was his girlfriend – were in the Range Rover.
“The BMW M4 sports car was travelling south. It appeared somehow to go through the central reservation and clipped Defoe’s car.
“It was absolutely shocking to see. A really awful smash. I thought, ‘oh no – someone is bound to be badly hurt here’.
He added: “Defoe seemed OK. He was a bit dazed looking. There was no blood. He seemed a lot more concerned for the woman he was with.
“She seemed hurt. She was complaining because both airbags in Defoe’s car had gone off. She was complaining of a sore hip too which might have been from the seatbelt pre-tensioners.
“He was a real gent though and only concerned for others around him.
“The area was soon swarming with police and ambulance types.
“But, looking at it, it’s a miracle everyone walked away unharmed to be honest.”
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A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a three-car road traffic collision along Balshagray Avenue at 6.05pm. There were no injuries.”
Cops later added: “A 23-year-old man will be reported to the procurator fiscal.”
Earlier yesterday Defoe came on as a sub and scored Gers’ last goal in their 5-0 Premiership win over Aberdeen at Ibrox.
A club spokesman said: “There was a collision involving Jermain and we’re happy and relieved to say that no one was seriously injured.”
Defoe joined the Old Firm giants in January on an 18-month loan deal from Bournemouth.
He previously starred for West Ham, Spurs and Sunderland and won 57 caps for England.
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