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Stomach-churning Tweet leads to Everton supporter meeting his heroes

Feb 13, 2014, 7:04 PM EST

Wednesday’s weather and stadium issues forced the late postponement of a match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park. You couldn’t help but be bummed after seeing this ill-fated Tweet from a super-excited Toffees supporter who had traveled from Malaysia to see his beloved squad.

That Tweet hit just before the match became a no-go, leading to this extra bummer of a Tweet… that turned Ric Wee’s day around.

That’s when Everton sprang into action. After all, they no longer had a match to play. Wee got to spend time with Everton boss Roberto Martinez and star back Leighton Baines, picked up some autographs and returned to Goodison Park the next day for a tour of the stadium led by former Everton striker Graeme Sharp.

Cynics will suggest the Toffees jumped on a chance for some great PR… and so what? It served its purpose and surely Ric Wee doesn’t mind. He’s only put out dozens of joyous Tweets and Retweets today.

Now watch out Twitter after the next cancellation. Blood in the water, clubs. Blood in the water.

  1. lyleoross - Feb 14, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    Are you kidding me, Everton jumped on an marketing opportunity? So you’re telling me that Man U would do this? That Man City or Chelsea would? Not on your life. They think they’re too good for this kind of thing. So if nothing else, Everton recognizes what they are, and are humble about it. Kudos.

  2. chadmoon1 - Feb 14, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    As the sign says, Everton is “the club of the people”!

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