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The supporter who travelled 8,500 miles to watch his team... from the seventh division!

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Pin The supporter has travelled from Taiwan to watch Altrincham. WiganAthletic
The supporter has travelled from Taiwan to watch Altrincham. WiganAthletic

The supporter who travelled 8,500 miles to watch his team... from the seventh division!

Patrick Power by Patrick Power @rfutbol - 0 1,371

Football supporters often go above and beyond for their team, but this particular fan made the trip from Taiwan to England to watch his non-league side play a friendly.

The game in question is due to take place on Saturday, an will see seventh-tier Altrincham face the mighty North West Counties first division side Whitchurch Alport in a pre-season friendly.

 

The fan, Mark Buckton, travelled from Taipei via Kuala Lumpur on his way to England to watch the game. After nine years away, he was planning a trip to his native Britain, but said his 'wife didn't know' that he had 'planned the schedule around the whole game'.

 

He posted a picture of the airport on Twitter marking the start of his journey and, following a reply from Whitchurch Alport, Buckton is now the match sponsor. 'I'm looking forward to it. I'm going with family and my wife, who has no choice', the fervent Altrincham supporter said.

 

 

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