He strikes, he scores! Yes the fictional creation of a Sheffield footie fans forum has now found himself geek form and been featured in The Star, Sheffield as one of the city’s first purchasers of an iPad.
Terry Henfleet first came to the attention of The Star’s football pages when a spoof piece posted at the owlstalk forum concerning his ‘signing’ from Stoke was picked up and published as fact.
Since that time, an accompanying picture composite of Thierry Henry’s head, a fat bloke’s midrif and a pair of chicken legs for feet has, I’m told, vanished into internet mythology……..
Both Stoke and Sheffield Wednesday fans kept the gag running with a Twitter stream, Facebook page and various postings on forums.
But this weekend Terry reappeared wearing a geek shirt and proudly outing himself as one of Sheffield’s Apple fan boys.
In a piece posted on the Star’s website yesterday, news reporter Mike Russell writes;
“First in the Sheffield queue was 33-year-old Terry Henfleet, from Dinnington, who had been at the Apple store since 5am.
He said: “I actually had an iPad pre-ordered, but I decided to get up at 4.30am and come down to buy one for research – at least, that’s what I’m telling myself.”
And there’s a lovely picture of the guy with his prized possession too, prompting owlstalk to claim an exclusive on the first picture!
What happens to Terry next? Who knows, perhaps he’s due an appearance in the business pages before life in the fast lane finally takes its toll and the inevitable obituary is published.