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Premier League: Malaysian Everton fan goes to Goodison for first time in 30 years only for game to be called off

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Richard Wee was given backstage pass at Goodison Park after travelling from Malaysia to watch his first match after 30 years of supporting Everton, only for the game to be called off. 

Wee had hoped to see his first ever live Everton game as he arrived at Goodison Park to watch them take on Crystal Palace.

But hurricane winds meant that the match was called off for safety reasons, and Wee was left looking like he had made a wasted journey.

But having been active on Twitter all day, and tagging the club's official Twitter feed, the club managed to find him before he left, and gave him a grand tour of the stadium.

He tweeted pictures of himself and his family meeting manager Roberto Martinez and left Leighton Baines.

Wee will return to the club on Thursday, when he will be given a stadium tour by former Everton striker Graeme Sharp and meet national and local media.

"I wish to thank Everton for the great hospitality," tweeted Wee. "Really appreciate it, also much obliged to the many Evertonians sending warm messages."

Wee has been inundated with messages from thousands of football fans and well wishers, and his number of followers has risen by thousands in the space of a few hours.

No decision has been announced on when the match will be replayed.

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