- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) - Bundesliga side Darmstadt is inviting former U.S. President Barack Obama to one of its home games after announcing him as a Twitter follower of the struggling team.

The club says on Twitter, “Dear @BarackObama, since we are apparently already the only European soccer club you follow on Twitter: See you at our stadium?”

In a video attached to the tweet, Darmstadt’s American forward Terrence Boyd presents a jersey with Obama’s name on it and says it’s a “huge honor” for the club to be followed by the former U.S. president.

The 25-year-old Boyd scored in Darmstadt’s surprise 2-1 win at home over Borussia Dortmund last weekend.

Despite the win, Darmstadt remains bottom of the 18-team Bundesliga.



Darmstadt’s enthusiasm came despite the fact that Obama’s official Twitter feed is following more than 630,000 accounts on the platform.

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