Bundesliga club Darmstadt invites Barack Obama to game

DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) " Bundesliga side Darmstadt is inviting former U.S. President Barack Obama to one of its home games after announcing him as a Twitter follower of the struggling team.

The club says on Twitter, "Dear @BarackObama, since we are apparently already the only European soccer club you follow on Twitter: See you at our stadium?"

In a video attached to the tweet, Darmstadt's American forward Terrence Boyd presents a jersey with Obama's name on it and says it's a "huge honor" for the club to be followed by the former U.S. president.

The 25-year-old Boyd scored in Darmstadt's surprise 2-1 win at home over Borussia Dortmund last weekend.

Despite the win, Darmstadt remains bottom of the 18-team Bundesliga.

Darmstadt's enthusiasm came despite the fact that Obama's official Twitter feed is following more than 630,000 accounts on the platform.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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