Why did the man who wrote The Fault In Our Stars fly to London just to see AFC Wimbledon?

American John Green is famous for writing The Fault In Our Stars, one of the most insanely popular teen fiction books of recent times.

He’s less famous for sponsoring the back of AFC Wimbledon’s shirts – but he does, and he flew all the way from the States to London this week to watch his team play Liverpool in the FA Cup. Oh – he’s also a Liverpool fan.

If the whole thing seems a bit baffling, there’s a pretty complicated backstory to how we reached this point.

But the key points are that a community has grown up around the vlogbrothers and hankgames YouTube channel run by Green and his brother, which is known as the Nerdfighters.

They raised some money, and put it towards sponsoring the Dons, a club Green admires because of its unique history. Here he is talking about it while playing Fifa – he gets it pretty much right, too.

There’s also a thing called the AFC Wimbledon Wimbly Womblys. No idea.

We reckon it’s a pretty good story though. Good work, John Green.

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