Actor Wendell Pierce declared his love for St Patrick's Athletic in an interview with the Sunday World published today. The Star of 'The Wire', 'Treme' and 'Horrible Bosses' became a fan through twitter.
Wendell on discovering the journalist was from Dublin;
"A lot of my boys are Dublin boys, did you know that? I'm a huge St Patrick's athletic fan. I can't wait to get over to a game in Inchicore"
How did this fandom come about then?
I'm a New Orleans man, so I support the Saints here and after I sent a few NFL tweets a few years back a whole load of Supersaint fans in Dublin tweeted me, Now I'm an honorary Supersaint, although I'm embarrassed to say that as yet I haven't been to a game, but I will. We chat on twitter all the time and I follow the teams results
The journalist, Daragh Keany, explains how such was Wendell's desire to talk about St Pats that his PR person had to steer him back on topic of Treme.
As you'd expect with social media, St Pats were quick off the mark with an invite;
— St Patrick's Ath (@stpatsfc) March 24, 2013
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