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Football: Everton ensure long-time fan did not waste his trip from Malaysia

Published on Feb 13, 2014 4:41 PM

LIVERPOOL (Reuters) - The wild English weather ruined the night for thousands of Everton fans when the Premier League game against Crystal Palace was postponed on Wednesday.

However, a dream came true for one long-time supporter. Malaysian Rick Wee, a follower of the Merseyside club for 30 years, arrived at Goodison Park to watch his team play live for the first time, only to see the match called off owing to safety concerns.

"Sadly Everton v Palace called off due to bad weather. Dream to watch EFC play will continue to be on hold," Wee said on his Twitter feed alongside a picture of his match ticket.

Thanks to his tweets, the club found him before he left the ground and took him to meet manager Roberto Martinez and England left-back Leighton Baines.

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