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Interview with John Green

15 January 2014

Our new club sponsor talks passionately about AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon’s sponsorship deal with John Green has received plenty of press attention since we announced the news and supporters can now listen to a full interview with the American on our official website.

 .Sponsorship dealBBC Radio London reporter Jamie Reid talked to John as part of the channel’s Saturday afternoon sports show and a full version of the interview is now available by clicking on 

John, an award-winning author who has gained a worldwide audience for his video blogs on You Tube after setting up vlogbrothers with his brother Hank in 2007, spoke passionately about his admiration for AFC Wimbledon.

“It’s an amazing story and I love the fact that it’s a club run by fans and that it was built from scratch,” said John (who is pictured above). “I think I am the first novelist to sponsor a football club and I am really excited by it all. The community that has grown up around our video blogs is very much in line with the values of AFC Wimbledon so it’s a great fit.”

  to view the new sponsorship board. NerdfightersSince its formation, vlogbrothers has gained an international fanbase known collectively as “Nerdfighters” and has been involved in charity work. Sponsorship boards were unveiled at The Cherry Red Records Stadium before Saturday’s game against Torquay United. Click on

 .Ivor’s interviewAFC Wimbledon Commercial Director Ivor Heller also spoke to the BBC London Radio show about the sponsorship deal and that can be listened to by clicking on 

Ivor said: “It’s unbelievably exciting because John has 1.8 million Twitter followers and he regularly tweets about AFC Wimbledon. His video blogs on You Tube also have a worldwide audience. Earlier in the season John got in touch with us and said that he loved what the club stood for and told us that he wanted to get involved. Since then we’ve had several discussions with his people in this country and John himself.

“John decided that he wanted to put money into the club and try to run a campaign that raises revenue for us from a specific area of his You Tube channel. By raising John’s profile it will also help the club.”


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