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Bayern Munich replace fan's 21-year-old mug - which has been 'retired'

Thursday, June 22, 2017

An English football fan has been sent a new mug by Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich after he tweeted about "retiring" his old one.

Jim Entwistle, 33, was finally forced to retire his beloved mug recently after over two decades of loyal service.

Incredibly, the German club noticed the message and duly contacted him directly to offer a replacement.

Sure enough, the free, replacement Bayern mug arrived in the post a few days later.

Speaking to BBC News, Jim revealed that his uncle - who lives in Germany - sent him the gift after Bayern beat his favourite team, Nottingham Forest, in the UEFA Cup.

I think he (the uncle) thought he was being funny, but over the years the mug and I became quite attached.

It followed me around the country, through uni and work. Others have come and gone but it's always been there.

I must have had thousands of brews out of it, but it's starting to show its age so I thought I'd retire it.

I just threw out a tweet before work one morning (on 8 June). By lunchtime, my phone was going berserk.

I'd been followed by Bayern and all their fans were tweeting me. One wanted my old mug. What a world we live in.

So they offered to send me a new one, which was a lovely gesture. I'm giving it to my baby son - I'm hoping he won't be a Forest fan.

I work in social media (for the Great North Air Ambulance) so it's easy to be cynical about these things. But sometimes it's just nice to be nice, isn't it?

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