Wee had travelled to Goodison Park in February for Everton’s clash with Crystal Palace – only to see the game called off
Ric Wee, the Malaysian Everton fanatic who travelled 7,000 miles earlier this year only for Everton’s game with Crystal Palace to be called off, is returning to Merseyside to see the Blues face Man City in the final home match of the season.
Wee, 40, tweeted a picture of himself as he waited for his flight to take off earlier today. The lifelong Blue received hundreds of messages from fellow Blues as he prepares to fulfill his dream of seeing Everton play.
On the flight back to Goodison Park @everton #return #NSNO#COYB pic.twitter.com/iSYPR5FKaT
— RW (@ric_wee) April 29, 2014
Last time out, high winds forced Everton to delay their match with Crystal Palace – but Everton pulled out all the stops for a disappointed Wee, introducing him to Roberto Martinez and his team as well as a guided tour of the ground with Everton legend Graeme Sharpe.
Finally, 30 years since supporting @Everton, will b watching EFC “live” for 1st time.
— RW (@ric_wee) February 12, 2014
At the time, Everton’s director of communications Alan Myers said: “Ric was obviously disappointed not to see his team play after waiting for so long and everyone at the club was touched by his story after coming all this way.
“We wanted to try and ensure his trip was memorable for some positive reasons too and he seemed thrilled to meet Roberto and share a laugh and a joke with Leighton.
“As usual the Everton family were right behind him on Twitter and we hope he can return to see the team play soon.”
He will now, at last, be able to finally see the boys in Blue play.
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