A month ago in the 84th minute when Milan Kazik equalized against FC Basel through a penalty and Wadus got a point, Savage could not stop! “I jumped with a baby on every shoulder and ran like crazy through the living room,” says Jerry Savage.
Son Max (5) and daughter Sam (3) sometimes watch Liechtenstein play with him. His wife? They usually roll only by the eyes. His friends? Know nothing about football. In Andalusia, a suburb of Philadelphia, most people around him are only interested in American sports. “Football” means “then to Real Madrid, Barcelona or the Premier League”.
“It’s fun, I can not analyze the match tomorrow with anyone or scream about the beautiful goals I ‘ve seen. The 40 – year – old Wadus does not even know what or where,” the 40-year-old says with a smile – adding: Well – they’re happy with me. Encourage. “
Newmeyer had a hand in it
But how did a man from the American East Coast first get this unlimited interest in the little FC Wadus? Savage, an employee trainer at a technology company, wants to tell the story: “In 2014, I was in Switzerland for the first time. Sam Game – Munsingen is my first. Then I went to games in St. Gallen, Juke and Lucerne. Finally I got to Zurich, G.C. – Permission was granted to go to Wadus, because one of my acquaintances was a friend of the then Wadus playmaker Marcus Newmore – who got me a ticket. “
That evening, Wadus won 1-0 at Hoppers. This is over for Savage! Shortly afterwards he took part in the derby against St. Gallen. “There were a lot of FCSG fans in Rainbow, significantly more than the Wadus supporters. Fought in the draw. I know I will always continue this team. The club has been in my heart ever since! “
“I will not love Wadus less”
Shortly afterwards, when FC News got the air of the story, a jersey and some fan articles were sent to the United States at the Savage Club, meanwhile returning to Savage, he felt “like Christmas”: “I still have everything in my house! “
Of course: Vadus games are essential from his life. 6500 km distance and six hours difference or not. He makes online streams that he watches at home or on the go on his smartphone. He wants to write about his “Magic Watts” on Twitter – and emotionally (!).
At 2.30pm local time, he will not miss the big game of defending the barrage: “I hope you can put yourself in front of Zion, except you are still deported. If not, no. That’s why I don’t love FC Wadus less. “