Sheffield Wednesday fans love what Liam Palmer did in the tunnel before Scotland match

Sheffield Wednesday's Liam Palmer is already a popular man in S6.

But the defender has endeared himself to thousands more football fans after a video emerged of him helping tie a young mascot's laces.

The footage, which has been viewed nearly 100,000 times on Twitter, shows The Owl's current longest-serving player assisting the youngster in the tunnel before Scotland's match against Cyprus on Saturday.

After watching the video, one Wednesdayite wrote: "What a lovely bloke our Liam is #oneofourown".

Palmer made his fourth cap for his country as they won 2-1 to keep their slim hopes of qualifying for next summer's European Championships alive.

He qualifies to play for the country through his grandmother and won his first cap for the senior side in March.

And having played the full 90 minutes, he'll be hoping to keep his place in the side for tonight’s match against Kazakhstan.

Away from Hillsborough, Palmer, who has made more than 200 appearances for Wednesday since his debut in 2010, has set up his own football academy, based in Worksop.

Scotland's Ryan Christie (left) celebrates scoring his first sides goal with Liam Palmer - Tim Goode/PA Wire.

Palmer School of Excellence says it gives boys and girls of all ages and abilities the opportunity to play football and develop their social skills.

The academy recently linked up with anti-discrimination charity Kick It Out to educate their youngsters about tackling all forms of discrimination.