MX23RW : Thursday, January 14 18:09:35| >> :600:278137:278137:

Gareth Bale responds to fan who watched Marine game from window

Gareth Bale responds to fan who watched Marine game from window
© Reuters
The Wales international came off the bench during Tottenham's 5-0 FA Cup win at Marine AFC.

A football fan who watched Tottenham's FA Cup clash with Marine AFC from his window was delighted to receive a greeting from Gareth Bale on Twitter.

Non-league Marine's Rossett Park ground in Crosby, Merseyside, is overlooked by houses, meaning some locals were able to watch the third-round clash out of their back windows or by standing in their gardens.

Among them was Christopher McMahon, an academic and football fan, who posted a series of tweets chronicling his experience on Sunday.

One tweet, sent in the second half, read: "Watching Gareth Bale whilst leaning out my window. Unreal", and featured a picture of the former Real Madrid forward on the Rossett Park pitch next to Marine's Jay Devine.

The post captured the imagination of football fans, gaining more than 180,000 likes.

It also caught the eye of Bale himself, with the Wales international responding with a waving emoji after the game.

In response to replies from other Twitter users, Mr McMahon said it was "amazing" and added that he was "never recovering from this".

With no fans allowed in the ground because of Covid restrictions, those watching from homes and gardens were the only supporters who got to see the biggest game in Marine's history in the flesh.

Tottenham went on to win the game 5-0 against a team who play in the eighth tier of English football.

Marine sold more than 30,000 £10 virtual tickets for the game, including many to Tottenham fans, after discovering they would not be allowed supporters in the ground and would lose out on matchday revenue.


Click here for more stories about Gareth Bale

Click here for more stories about Marine AFC

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Marine AFC manager Neil Young pictured on January 10, 2021
Read Next:
Neil Young: 'FA Cup clash with Tottenham could save us'
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
1Manchester UnitedMan Utd17113334241036
3Manchester CityMan City1695225131232
4Leicester CityLeicester17102531211032
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs1786330161430
8Aston Villa1582529161326
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham177552421326
12Leeds UnitedLeeds177283033-323
13Crystal Palace176472229-722
14Wolverhampton WanderersWolves186481926-722
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle175481827-919
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton182882129-814
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1715111139-288
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd181215929-205

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!