Wolverhampton Wanderers picked up a new celebrity fan over the weekend in the somewhat unlikely form of actor Mark Hamill.
While freely admitting that he'd never previously heard of the Championship team, a minor Twitter mix-up saw Hamill pledge his allegiance to the Old Gold cause.
Indeed, it all started when the 65-year-old, who you may recognise as playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, liked a tweet sent to him by a Wolves fan assuming it was in reference to the animal.
I am now. Never heard of them until 2 days ago. All because I "liked" a tweet from a #Wolves fan & they made me feel like family. Very nice!- Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 9, 2017
Hamill soon realised his error but, thanks to the frenzy of excitement his liked tweet generated, the Jedi decided to go all-in and declare himself a Wolves ultra.
The club soon cottoned on and extended a welcoming hand across the galaxy.
The force is strong here, @HamillHimself. Great to have you with us.🐺 pic.twitter.com/j4avG5Fi3A - Wolves (@Wolves) September 9, 2017
Hamill then replied:
When asked if I liked the"Wolves"I thought they meant the animal. But everyone got so excited-I HAD to be a fan-there's no turning back now!- Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 9, 2017
Wolves went on to beat Millwall 1-0 at Molineux on Saturday afternoon thanks to a superb long-range strike from debutant Diogo Jota.
Looks like The Force is already beginning to have an influence.