Bundesliga club invites presidential ‘fan’ to game
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.
In addition to kitesurfing, Barack Obama is a fan of Darmstadt of the Bundesliga.