The Most Patient Malaysian Football Fan Gets Biggest Treat From Everton FC After 30 Years
A nightmare turned into an unforgettable experience of a lifetime for a die-hard Everton fan from Malaysia, Ric Wee.
Ric Wee Had Made A 7,000-Mile Journey From Kuala Lumpur To Realise His Dream Of Watching Everton Play Live For The First Time In 30 Years
Only To Find The Match He Was Waiting For 30 Years, Was Postponed One Hour Before Kick-Off
He Seemed To Take The News Pretty Well, Tweeting That His Dream Will "Continue To Be On Hold," Making It All The More Heartbreaking
Miraculously, Wee's Tweets Quickly Reached Everton Staff. They Tracked Him Down Before He Left, Introduced Him To Everton Players And Treated Him To A Tour
They located him in the ground before introducing him to the players and manager Roberto Martínez in the Goodison dressing room.theguardian.com
Thanks in part to social media, the club found him before he left the ground and took him to meet manager Roberto Martinez and England left back Leighton Baines.reuters.com
Everton tried to make the best of a bad situation by giving a Malaysian fan the VIP treatment after severe weather forced the late postponement of their Premier League game against Crystal Palace.theguardian.com
He Tweeted, "Today @Everton Just Prove Again That Its The People's Club Taking Extra Effort To Connect With Fans. Salute The People Running The Club"
Lee Then Woke Up On Thursday To Find Out He Had Become A Media Star
Wee will return to the club on Thursday, when he will be given a stadium tour by former Everton striker Graeme Sharp and meet national and local media.bbc.com
"I wish to thank Everton for the great hospitality," tweeted Wee. "Really appreciate it, also much obliged to the many Evertonians sending warm messages.bbc.com
Photos Of Wee Receiving The VIP Treatment From Everton Football Club
We're Glad Ric Got This Legen...(Wait-For-It)...Dary, Once In A Lifetime Experience. Good On You, Ric!