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How America reacted to Christian Wade's touchdown

By Tom Parker
Christian Wade

Christian Wade has made an emphatic start to his NFL career with an audacious 59-metre touchdown.


The NFL’s official Twitter account posted the match highlight, which shows Wade doubtlessly winning over countless fans with his first touch of the football.

The reaction to Christian Wade’s stunning solo touchdown against Indianapolis Colts was overwhelmingly positive. In the fourth quarter of the game, Wade managed to run 50 metres of the pitch completely unchallenged. Wade’s uncertainty about where to go once he scored the touchdown spoke volumes about how new the former Wasps man is to the American game.

The video of his touchdown has already amassed 1.1 million views on Buffalo Bills‘ Twitter account.

The former England international showed off his trademark pace, receiving the ball on his own 30-yard line then skipping through the defence to net his team the 6-pointer.

The commentators were in raptures with Christian Wade’s score – but perhaps not as much as the Buffalo fans.

“They are going crazy for their friend from England,” said one commentator.


Since the game, Wade has enjoyed a flurry of positive exposure from American sports media. The Buffalo Bills’ Twitter account even named itself a “Christian Wade fan account until further notice”.

Many fans were keen to comment on how bizarre the situation was. With some comparing it to an NFL star in the English domestic football league scoring an overheard goal on their first appearance. Wade appeared to be very smooth in the moments where he was involved for the American outfit.


Others were keen to make witty remarks about the 28-year-old’s change in sports. It’s clear to see that Wade will continue to be labelled as a rugby man for months to come.

Bills fans were clearly very happy to hear that Wade was impressing for their team. Even if it was a pre-season game.

Some fans even rated Wade above other Bills regulars, down to his powerful running which earned him a name in rugby.

Wade still has a very long way to go in the American game. But moments like this will raise his stock in the sport tenfold.



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