KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A 47-year-old English woman has seen the best and worst that Twitter would have to offer the American football player who shares her name.
I just wanted to say it Over the past week I have had the best, funniest and most wonderful tweets. (cont) https://t.co/na5RYdta2Y- Dee (@dee_ford) January 24, 2019
Dee Ford, from Kent, England, told Kansas City Star that her "phone should be off literally non-stop "due to angry tweets from Kansas City Chiefs fans who thought they were waiting for linebacker Dee Ford after his critical late penalty last weekend AFC Championship loss to New England Patriots. She says Ford doesn't "deserve" the vitriol.
The player is not on Twitter, but he was no stranger to the angel. Five years ago, when the player was still in Auburn, someone in the school's athletic department marked the woman in a congratulatory tweet after the player was named the most valuable player of the senior bowl. Fans responded with their own positive tweets.
She decided to learn about the game and was hooked. She has spoken to Chiefs' Dee Ford by phone and participated in two games ̵
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