An Everton fan and his five-year old son are on their way to Wembley thanks to the power of Twitter 5 years ago

An Everton fan and his five-year old son are on their way to Wembley thanks to the power of Twitter

From despair to delirium in a matter of hours.

An Everton fan named Dan woke up this morning excited at the prospect of bringing his five-year old son to Wembley to take in the FA Cup semi-final clash with Manchester United.

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Dan and his son had arranged to travel to London from Liverpool via a coach company who were also supplying the tickets and both were gutted when coach never showed this morning.

Dan expressed his frustration at his predicament via Twitter and soon enough, a campaign to get both of them to the game gathered momentum.

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Virgin Trains stepped in to supply transport to London and later in this afternoon, Everton also confirmed that Dan and his son would be invited as guests on the club’s Fanzone stage.

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If that wasn’t enough, boxer Tony Bellew, a hardcore Everton fan who recently starred in the movie Creed alongside Sylvester Stallone and Michael B Jordan, also got involved to invite Dan and his son along to his fight against Ilunga Makabu in Goodison Park on May 29.

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Dan was overwhelmed by the support he received from Everton fans and from elsewhere and his son looked quite happy about it too.

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Dan was also keen to point out that there was a misunderstanding with the company who were originally supposed to provide transport and tickets and that they will be refunded fully upon their arrival in London.

Fair play to Everton, to Virgin Trains, to Tony Bellew and to everyone else involved; after all that, we hope the match itself is worth it.