Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill becomes a Wolves supporter
Wolverhampton Wanderers picked up a new celebrity fan over the weekend in the somewhat unlikely form of actor Mark Hamill.
While freely admitting that he'd never previously heard of the Championship team, a minor Twitter mix-up saw Hamill pledge his allegiance to the Old Gold cause.
Indeed, it all started when the 65-year-old, who you may recognise as playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, liked a tweet sent to him by a Wolves fan assuming it was in reference to the animal.
I am now. Never heard of them until 2 days ago. All because I "liked" a tweet from a #Wolves fan & they made me feel like family. Very nice!- Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 9, 2017
Hamill soon realised his error but, thanks to the frenzy of excitement his liked tweet generated, the Jedi decided to go all-in and declare himself a Wolves ultra.
The club soon cottoned on and extended a welcoming hand across the galaxy.
The force is strong here, @HamillHimself. Great to have you with us.🐺 pic.twitter.com/j4avG5Fi3A - Wolves (@Wolves) September 9, 2017
Hamill then replied:
When asked if I liked the"Wolves"I thought they meant the animal. But everyone got so excited-I HAD to be a fan-there's no turning back now!- Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 9, 2017
Wolves went on to beat Millwall 1-0 at Molineux on Saturday afternoon thanks to a superb long-range strike from debutant Diogo Jota.
Looks like The Force is already beginning to have an influence.
Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.