- Traveled to Wrexham from Seattle
- Red Dragons lost 5-0
- Suffered hazing online
WHAT HAPPENED? American soccer fan Dana Burkey traveled to the UK to watch her beloved Wrexham AFC while visiting a friend abroad, only to see the Red Dragons fall 5-0 to Stockport on the day. Burkey, who found out about the club through it's celebrity ownership and famous TV documentary, was gifted her ticket by a fan who could not make the game - a gesture which moved her to tears on social media. However, her story unfortunately attracted some negative attention.
WHAT THEY SAID?: “Everyone online has made huge assumptions about me,” Burkey told The Athletic. “It makes me look like this weird, crazy American.”
“When people were saying things like, ‘I’d have a cry if I went to Stockport too,’ that was pretty funny,” she said. “But then people started to get really rude — ‘She’s an American fan, she’s fake, she’ll never be back…’ it went from just banter to really rude.”
She added: “The result wasn’t great but I got to experience the atmosphere; it was amazing... everyone had their heart in the game."
WHAT NEXT FOR WREXHAM? The Red Dragons will look to bounce back when they host Crewe on Saturday.