One Chinese football fan has made a 12,000 mile round trip to one non-league football club after a lengthy career on popular video game Football Manager.
The fan, who goes by the name Huang Wenbin, fell in love with Runcorn Town FC after starting a career originally on Championship Manager 01/02.
Wenbin the continued his support of the club by using them in his video game runs for years to come, slowly forming a bond.
Eventually, his love for the club grew so strong that he decided to stump up the money to travel to Merseyside and visit the club.
“The first time I made the decision to find Runcorn FC was in 2015,” the football fan explained.
“I went to Liverpool by train to watch Steven Gerrard’s last match at Anfield.”
“When the train was parking, I saw a sign for Runcorn. I told my friend I will be there again to find my club.”
Wenbin then made the 12,000-mile round trip to visit the club and he even met the clubs chairman, Mark Buckley, and had a tour of the ground.
“It was quite humbling because he was such an honest and polite man. I really, really enjoyed it personally,” he explained.
“It was a fabulous few hours.”
“He has already emailed me umpteen photos and his thoughts from the day, so I think I’ve found myself a pen pal for life, which is brilliant and I’m looking forward to keeping in touch.”
“He’s a thoroughly decent bloke.”
best wish : Runcorn Linnets always at the top of the table. pic.twitter.com/xUiK1r9xmn
— wenbin (@huangandersson) October 15, 2017
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