Wrestler Mick Foley accepts Billy Sharp’s invite to go to a Sheffield Utd game
And it’s all thanks to Mr Socko.
The original Mr Socko is going to Bramall Lane.
After Billy Sharp pulled out wrestling’s favourite sock puppet in a goal celebration last month, Sheffield United have announced Mick Foley will be coming to watch the Blades play.
The power of @Twitter 👏🏻— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) February 11, 2019
➡️ @WWEUK Superstar @RealMickFoley is coming to visit Bramall Lane and Billy Sharp.
🧦 Following @billysharp10’s ‘Mr Socko’ celebration, Mick will now join us as at BDTBL when United take on Brentford FC in March.#SUFC pic.twitter.com/aq3ELmspSn
Former WWE star Foley used to use a sock puppet called Mr Socko to help apply his trademark Mandible Claw finishing move when he competed under the name Mankind.
And Sharp paid tribute to that move after scoring against Norwich last month, a celebration which set in motion a conversation on Twitter between the two men.
Inspiration @RealMickFoley Thankyou for the sock 🧦🧦🧦— billy sharp (@billysharp10) January 26, 2019
Sharp invited Foley to come to Bramall Lane, and the 53-year-old will now head to the Steel City to watch the promotion-chasing Blades take on Brentford on March 12.
Bramall Lane will also host An Audience With Mick Foley the following evening.