@SirBobby joins Twitter

Much to the delight (and surprise) of football fans everywhere, our founder Sir Bobby Charlton tweeted for the first time on Saturday morning to mark the 50th anniversary of England’s 1966 World Cup final victory.

The inaugural tweet from the @SirBobby account (click here to see), has been retweeted over thirteen thousand times (and rising) and seen by over two million people around the world.

Within hours of his debut social media appearance Sir Bobby had tens of thousands of followers, and had been welcomed to Twitter by Gary Lineker, Wayne Rooney, and the England team Twitter account. Even the man who Sir Bobby was tasked with man-marking during the 1966 final, Franz Beckenbauer, tweeted about the great memories he had with Sir Bobby.

Sir Bobby’s motivation for creating the account was in part to help raise awareness of Find A Better Way. This appears to be working as hoped, as despite not mentioning Find A Better Way directly in any tweets, the @FindABetterWay twitter account has doubled its follower count since Sir Bobby’s first tweet.

The @SirBobby twitter account was made possible thanks to fantastic help and support from several key people at Twitter. On behalf of Sir Bobby and everyone at Find A Better Way, we wish to thank them for everything they did to make the account such a success.