Bun­desliga club in­vites pres­i­den­tial ‘fan’ to game

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

For­mer U.S. Pres­i­dent Barack Obama is ap­par­ently a Darm­stadt fan, and the strug­gling Bun­desliga side has re­sponded by invit­ing him to one of its home games.

The club says on Twit­ter, “Dear @Barack­Obama, since we are ap­par­ently al­ready the only Euro­pean soc­cer club you fol­low on Twit­ter: See you at our sta­dium?”

In a video at­tached to the tweet, Darm­stadt’s Amer­i­can for­ward Ter­rence Boyd presents a jersey with Obama’s name on it and says it’s a “huge hon­our” for the club to be fol­lowed by the for­mer U.S. pres­i­dent.

Boyd is the likely rea­son Obama fol­lowed the club on Twit­ter. The 25year-old U.S. for­ward scored in Darm­stadt’s sur­prise 2-1 win at home over Borus­sia Dortmund last week­end.

De­spite the win, Darm­stadt re­mains bot­tom of the 18-team Bun­desliga.

JACK BROCKWAY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

In ad­di­tion to kitesurf­ing, Barack Obama is a fan of Darm­stadt of the Bun­desliga.

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