If you're a diehard sports fan and you've never likened your career to that of an athlete, are you really a sports fan? This guy can definitely say he is.
Teenager Andrew Paterson, a rookie prospect out of Scotland, recently renewed his part-time contract at supermarket chain ASDA.
Very happy to announce that i've renewed my contract with asda and will continue working weekends for the near future pic.twitter.com/PKOWnWtncT — Andrew Paterson (@AndrewPaterson_) February 27, 2015
Like any new signing in Britain, Paterson tweeted out photos of him cementing his commitment to the ASDA team, much to fans' delight on Twitter.
@AndrewPaterson_ good investment tbh — Smiggy (@SmiggyFIFA) February 28, 2015
.@AndrewPaterson_ Congrats, I predict big things for you in the future #trueLAD — Nawaz (@NawazH37) February 28, 2015
@FootballManager @AndrewPaterson_ @asda Great signing for the new season,the fans are pleased with the contract extension and expt promotion — Roni (@R_Friel) February 28, 2015
Some congratulated Paterson for resisting contract offers from some of the bigger supermarket teams in Britain.
@AndrewPaterson_ Congrats, and fairplay for turning down that big offer from Tesco, refreshing to see. — Brandon (@Brandicus93) February 28, 2015
Others knew him moving to another club was never in question.
@AndrewPaterson_ Congrats, I know how much it means to you as a boyhood ASDA supporter. — Grant James (@GrantJames_CFC) February 28, 2015
For those who haven't caught on, what Paterson reenacted is the typical protocol for soccer teams in the UK when a new signing is made. It's the ol' holding-jersey-signing-contract TwitPic combo.
DONE DEAL: Liverpool have announced the signing of Lazar Markovic on a long-term contract. pic.twitter.com/kSi29utbsD — Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 15, 2014
It's such a tradition, a club will go out of its way to stick to it.
Daniel Sturridge Signs New Liverpool Contract on a Blank Piece of Paper - http://t.co/f14GxUfiJdpic.twitter.com/Y234VhMFXR — Sports747.com (@Sports_747) October 5, 2014
Paterson's "fans" loved it, too. His tweet was retweeted nearly 20,000 times and got tons of replies.
The terms of his contract, however, are yet to be disclosed.