A young fan of a London football team that was in Vietnam for an international match showed such spunk by running after the tour bus that the team wanted to meet him.
Vu Xuan Tien, 20, wore an Arsenal team jersey and smiled and waved as he dodged traffic and obstacles along a 5-mile stretch in Hanoi. The club is one of the most successful in English football history.
Arsenal teammates chanted, “Sign him up,” as they watched him trying to keep up with the moving coach.
Finally the team decided to stop and let him climb aboard. Tien, who was greeted by cheers, was surprised by the friendliness of the athletes and manager toward their fans, he told the BBC. They all signed his jersey as he shook hands and posed for photos.
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny described the scene on a video released by the team, shown below.
(READ the story, with video report, from the BBC)