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John and the Dons: How a YouTube Star Helped Save AFC Wimbledon

The story of how John Green used his unorthodox fame to finance a football club thousands of miles away is an inspiring tale of cultural exchange and the weird power of the internet.

The story of how John Green used his unorthodox fame to finance a football club thousands of miles away is an inspiring tale of cultural exchange and the weird power of the internet.

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John Green is a best-selling author and a FIFA-loving YouTube star; AFC Wimbledon are a League 2 football club. On the surface, there is precious little that connects the two. But the story of how Green used his unorthodox fame to finance a club thousands of miles away is an inspiring tale of cultural exchange, triumphant populism, and the weird power of the internet.