Nigerian youngster bags trial with Cork City after Twitter post surpasses 50,000 retweets
A Nigerian teenager has landed a trial with Cork City after a Twitter post begging the Irish club to give him a chance surpassed 50,000 retweets.
Richard Ali Son asked Cork yesterday how many retweets he would need to get his chance at Turner's Cross, with Cork replying "50,000".
We have now sent @RICHARD_ALI_SON an email with the information required so we can help with with his visa for the trial— Cork City FC (@CorkCityFC) August 31, 2019
We have sent @RICHARD_ALI_SON a DM, watch this space— Cork City FC (@CorkCityFC) August 31, 2019
Please everyone help me achieve my dream— RICHARD ALLISON (@RICHARD_ALI_SON) August 30, 2019
I’m a Nigerian based footballer @CorkCityFC promised to offer me a free trial with them only if I can get 50,000 rt’s
Please I know it’s tough but I’m pleading 🙏🏽if u come across this in ur TL pls do well to RT 🙏🏽🙏🏽 @CorkCityFC pic.twitter.com/CBXK6CqAmV
Then Twitter sprung into action with the likes of Carl Frampton among the 50,000 who retweeted to hit the target.
Cork confirmed on the social media platform that they have sent an email to Ali Son "with the information required so we can help with with his visa for the trial".