By Sibs (SibsTHFC)
It all started out harmlessly enough. A few lads asking for a simple retweet from Spurs player and ‘celebrity’ fans. Every retweet would help spread the word about The Fighting Cock podcast and in turn capture a few more Spurs fan who have grown weary of the ‘other’ podcasts available.
A few people responded to the request. These people we love. They have gone up in our estimation and we thank them for their support. One man simply ignored all requests for a retweet. Davro. Impressionist, comedian and, in this case, pantomime villain.
Little did he know who he was dealing with. Spurred on by Engineer Al’s ‘Fuck Davro’ outburst on the podcast, a whole movement was born. It was time for the Fighting Cock listeners to rise up and make Bobby Davro listen, via the medium of Twitter. However, the original #fuckdavro hashtag had to go. It was too easy for ‘The Man’ to censor, so instead a new hashtag was created #davroatemyhamster – deliberately chosen to show the confusion as to what exactly Bobby Davro is. He’s good, but he’s no Freddie Starr.
The time was set for 9pm on Wednesday 2nd November, with the aim to tweet #davroatemyhamster and get it to trend, to make other Spurs fans, to make the world, and to make Davro sit up and take notice. (obviously the main aim was to promote the podcast, but it doesn’t make for as good a tale).
Hours before a hardcore of supporters were already tweeting the hashtag. At 9pm it went global. At one point it was being tweeted around 20x every minute. Tweets were coming from all over the UK, but also further afield. Australia, the USA and France amongst the countries represented.
There were no rules – just #davroatemyhamster. Some people just added it to tweets, others used it in famous film quotes, song lyrics and at one point Shakespeare. People tweeted @bobbydavro1, after all he had started all this. By the time it was all over almost 1,000 #davroatemyhamster tweets had been sent from hundreds of different people.
Although twitter didn’t show it as trending various other sites did. At one point #davroatemyhamster was being tweeted more than #MCFC. Which was impressive as they were playing in the Champions League.
People searched for the hashtag and followed each other, retweeted each other and sent each other messages. The Fighting Cock listeners all united, Spurs fans united, and many, many, people were left utterly confused.
Hopefully we are all now aware of the big family that is The Fighting Cock and it is a family that gained some new previously unknown cousins via #davroatemyhamster
This will happen again. It may not be the same hashtag, but we are a force now, a team in our own right, and you’re all welcome to get on board.
We didn’t want this. We didn’t ask for this. We just wanted a retweet.
@bobbydavro1 has still yet to respond