By Chris Wright
The national over-excitement at Tim Howard’s record-breaking performance against Belgium in the World Cup last 16 has just about reached its zenith, with the ‘keeper receiving phone calls from President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to personally thank him for “defending America” against the rampaging Belgian hordes.
Giddy fans have also started a petition via Obama’s “We The People” initiative to have the name of Washington D.C’s Ronald Reagan International Airport to the “Tim Howard International Airport” in honour of the Everton keeper’s 16-save shift.
The petition’s accompanying blurb reads:
“Tim Howard has shown himself to be a national treasure, Minister of Defense, Friend of Joe Biden, and the holder for the record of most saves in a World Cup match.
“Therefore, we politely request that we rename the airport to recognize his accomplishments, and meritorious service to the United States of America.”
At time of writing, the e-petition has 13,290 signatures with it needing to reach the 100,000-mark by July 31st in order to be acknowledged and responded to by the White House – so that’s just 86,710 more to go.
People of America, you know what to do!
(Via Daily Mail)