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Football: Malaysian Everton fan has dream night despite postponement

Published on Feb 13, 2014 6:29 AM

(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... but a dream came true for one 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 due 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 in part to social media, 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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