Toffees reward fan who travels from Malaysia for postponed game

Toffees reward fan who travels from Malaysia for postponed game

A Malaysian football fanatic who travelled to the UK to watch his team play for the first time was left disappointed tonight after the game was postponed due to stormy weather.

Die-hard Everton fan Ric Wee was already inside the club’s Goodison Park stadium when the game against Crystal Palace was called off with just 35 minutes until kick off.

The Premier League tie was postponed on police advice because of damaged buildings nearby.

Mr Wee had posted a picture of himself inside the ground on Twitter, with the message: “Finally, 30 years since supportingEverton, will b watching EFC ”live“ for 1st time.”

But after being told the news, he wrote: “SadlyEverton v Palace match called off due to bad weather. Dream to watch EFC play will continue to be on hold.”

The night had a happier ending for Mr Wee though, as Everton officials spotted his messages on Twitter and invited him into the dressing room to meet manager Roberto Martinez and the players he has been watching on television from the other side of the world.

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