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Meet Global Football Star #Sonny now on Twitter!

By YeonJeong Kim
Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Tottenham Hotspur, the prestigious English Premier League team, officially launched a Korea Twitter account (@Spurs_KR) on January 18th. They released a variety of exclusive content related to Heung-Min Son, who has become a global football star. Did you all know about it?

Tottenham Hotspur announced the opening of the account with the opening video and a tweet using a special emoji for Heung-Min Son at 8am on January 18th, saying, “Finally, we’re on Twitter!” 

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Heung-Min Son announced the launch of the Tottenham Hotspur Korea account on January 15th before the official launch of the @Spurs_KR. He posted a teaser video in Korean with the title “Pay attention, everyone!”

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Twitter launched a special emoji to celebrate the opening of the Tottenham Hotspur Korea Twitter account. This special emoji contained a caricature of the face of Heung-Min Son, the flagship striker of football for the Republic of Korea. The emoji is automatically applied to Tweets using the hashtags #손흥민, #Sonny, #HeungMinSon, #NiceOneSonny, and #토트넘. Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld used the special emoji and drew even more attention.

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The special emoji will be applied to the aforementioned hashtags until April 18th. Don't forget that Heung-Min Son's emoji can only be viewed on Twitter!

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The other global Tottenham Hotspur Twitter accounts also commented on the news of the opening of the official Tottenham Hotspur Korea Twitter account.

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The Tottenham Hotspur official account (@SpursOfficial) as well as the accounts for Spain (@Spurs_ES), Indonesia (@Spurs_ID), India (@Spurs_India), Thailand (@Spurs_THA), and Malaysia (@Spurs_MAS) all sent congratulations for the opening of the Tottenham Hotspur Korea Twitter Account.

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We spent some time communicating with football fans through our Twitter Q&A: #AskSonny with Heung-Min Son (손흥민).

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During the Q&A, Korean football fans asked questions like, “What are your favorite sports other than football?”, “What are your favorite animals?”, “Are there any K-pop Idols that you like other than BTS?” Heung-Min Son’s fans were able to freely ask him questions through Twitter.

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In particular, Heung-Min Son replied to the question, “If you could have one super power, what would you choose?” He replied, “I would choose the ability to have physical strength so I would never get tired.” This revealed his extraordinary love for football.

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If you missed the Q&A with Heung-Min Son held in commemoration of the launch of the Tottenham Hotspur Korea Twitter account, you can check it out through the special moment page published by Twitter.

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In the future, Tottenham Hotspur will provide a variety of exclusive content related to Heung-Min Son such as behind-the-scenes Fleets through its official Korea account (@Spurs_KR) to help strengthen communication with domestic fans.

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Follow Tottenham Hotspur's official Korea account (@Spurs_KR) and check out all of the content related to Heung-Min Son and send a message of support!

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YeonJeong Kim

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Head of Global Kpop & K-content Partnerships, Twitter

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