The stoppage time equaliser scored by Vanarama National League South club Hemel Hempstead Town`s goalkeeper Jamie Butler has been viewed and discussed worldwide, over one million times!
Within hours of Hemel’s dramatic comeback at home to Sutton United on Saturday, in which Butler sealed a draw by scoring the Tudors second goal with a kick from his own area in stoppage time, fans were taking to social media and forums to talk about it.
But that was just the start as the story gained momentum and, assisted by some fortunate video footage, the keeper and his goal have gone viral.
Sutton fan Johnnie Lowry’s clip on YouTube was the first footage of the goal to make it online Saturday night and by Monday evening it had been watched over 147,000 times! Sutton video channel SUFCTV posted their highlights and by Monday evening their version of Butler’s wonder goal had been viewed over 35,000 times.
The Daily Mirror picked up the story and ran an article on their website featuring Johnnie Lowery’s footage and photos from The Tudors own club photographer Terry Rickeard.
Users of Instagram and Vine also posted videos of the goal, with popular Instagram account @433 attracting over one MILLION views of their clip by Monday night and on Vine by the same time there was in excess of 400,000 views of theonegloveco’s clip.
The Tudors own Twitter account has received its most engagement ever, with Butler’s heroics generating a lot of publicity for the club as well as putting himself in the spotlight.
You can see the goal here