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#RyansRoyals reaches 1.5 million people

10 April 2015

Brilliant fans spread the story on Twitter

Reading Football Club would like to say a huge thank you to the thousands of supporters that took to Twitter last night to promote the club’s #RyansRoyals community project.

Tasked with tweeting at 7pm, the #RyansRoyals hashtag went on to reach around 1.5 million people over the course of the evening thanks to brilliant input from of a number of fans.

Such was the overwhelming response, the tag travelled as far as Athens, New York, Bangkok and Melbourne, and also began trending in the United Kingdom.

A trending topic is visible to all Twitter users within a certain vicinity, meaning that they do not have to be a follower of @ReadingFC, or anyone tweeting about #RyansRoyals, to be made aware of the hashtag.

Prior to the last night’s tweeting event, the Ryan’s Royals story, which will see the first team wear a one-off kit for Saturday’s game with Blackburn Rovers, was also reported by the BBC Sport, Sky Sports – who of course have followed the story since its inception last year - national newspapers The Daily Mail and The Mirror, the Football League and Match of the Day magazine. .

Local media BBC Berkshire, GetReading and the Reading Chronicle also went out of their way to provide #RyansRoyals with some extensive coverage and exposure.

Let's see if we can get #RyansRoyals trending tonight at 7pm. 👍🏽 thanks again for all your support behind the special project!!

— Jem Paul Karacan (@JemKaracan21) April 9, 2015

Tickets for Saturday’s game have been reduced to £10 adults and £5 concessions. If you want to celebrate #RyansRoyals by watching Reading wear their special, one-off kit, then click here to get your tickets!

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