The Ochilview club have extended an invite to The Wire actor Isiah Whitlock Junior to visit the club’s home ground and offered to send him a football shirt in the club colours after he mentioned them on Twitter.
The actor, who played charismatic politician Clay Davis in the award-winning HBO blockbuster series, replied to a message on the social media platform referencing the Dunfermline and Hearts match being played live on BBC on Friday night. Whitlock Jnr – who also perfomed in Disney’s Cars 3 movie, replied “When they’re playing Stenhousemuir, let me know”, and sparking an invitation from the welcoming Warriors.
Chief executive Jamie Swinney said: “Officially welcome at the home of the Warriors when (a) it’s safe to do so, (b) it suits you. See you at Ochilview soon.”
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The club’s official account added: “We look forward to welcoming you to the club. This calls for a selfie with a Warriors shirt – what size?”
Monty Python’s Michael Palin is currently regarded as Stenhousemuir’s most famous fan, as is long-distance athlete Brendan Foster – but Whitlock Jnr could give them both a run for their money.
The travel broadcaster and writer had dropped in on the club more than a decade ago and bought a shirt and more recently donated to a crowd-funding appeal to help buy two players and keeps an eye on results from afar.
Stenhousemuir lost 1-2 to Annan Athletic on Saturday in a League Two match shown on the club’s Warriors TV. Max Wright scored twice, but Mark McGuigan was on target for the Warriors