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Posted on: January 14, 2012 4:07 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco flies Twitter fan to Pats game

Ocho and the Pats hooked a Twitter follower up. (Twitter.com)
By Will Brinson

Two weeks ago, we talked to Chad Ochocinco about a number of different things. One was how he stayed so popular on Twitter in an increasingly saturated social media market.

"Nah, no strategy," Ochocinco said at the time. "Just having no filter. No filter is what makes it what it is."

Ochocinco's latest unfiltered move is just bananas though: he flew one of his Twitter followers to Foxboro for the New England/Denver Divisional Round tilt on Sunday.

The fan, a college student named Victor Gonzalez,

"Been tweeting you for two years and have not ever gotten a response," Gonzalez tweeted at Ocho recently.

"Damn 2 years? My bad," Ocho replied. "Want to come to the game saturday?"

Victor couldn't, because he lives in Florida, so he joked with Chad about flying him to the game. Which, naturally Chad did. What resulted was easily the experience of Victor's young life, as he went out to dinner with Ochocinco, toured Gillette Stadium and picked up a ton of swag from the Patriots store (see: above).

Ocho's gotten ripped at times this year because of his low production, and plenty of people lament his off-field behavior at times, but, man, it's hard to stay too angry at a guy who's this in touch with his fans.

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