Want to win friends in SA? Tweet about Percy Tau being the best player

17 January 2021 - 00:00

When Ryan Adsett woke up 10 days ago in the West Sussex, England, he could never have imagined what the day had in store.

News had broken that Brighton & Hove Albion, the football club he fervently supports, had recalled South African player Percy Tau, who had been on loan in Belgium. Adsett, 19, tweeted jokingly that Tau was the best player in the world, better than Lionel Messi. Within hours, he was inundated with love — and some prime banter — from “South African football Twitter”...

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