Keepy-uppy star appears on Soccer AM
4:01pm Monday 1st April 2013 in News
Just a fortnight ago, Andrew Cassidy was an ordinary Miflord Haven man who enjoyed a lonely kickabout with his football in the town's docks every day.
Now, he is a worldwide sensation who has amassed huge interest from media in the UK and across the world.
On Saturday, he appeared on the famous Sky Sports Saturday morning football programme, Soccer AM, and today (Monday) was due to meet officials from a French television station who had travelled over to film him.
Since the video of Andrew displaying his skills was posted on YouTube, his story has been picked up by every major national newspaper, not to mention overseas editions such as the New Zealand Herald and New York Times.
He has appeared on BBC, ITV and both Sky and Sky Sports news, and has now been snapped up by entertainment company SBX Entertainment.
Furthermore, he has become a hit on social network site Twitter, with Piers Morgan, Gary Lineker, Joey Barton and Edgar Davids amongst a host of celebrities to discuss his talent.
He admitted the whole experience was yet to sink in: "My phone has been going constantly and it’s been difficult to keep up," said Andrew, who is still set to travel to Dubai for the World freestyle championships later this month.
"It was surreal going on Soccer AM because it was a show I used to watch.
"The set-up and filming was different to how I expected. I like to use a wall to do my tricks so I was delighted there was one there for me, but I’m not sure that will be the case at the show in Dubai."
The 50-year-old also concedes he has struggled to sleep since his story went Worldwide.
"My mind has been racing just trying to take everything in.
"Because of all the media commitments I haven’t actually been able to get down the dockyards much in the past few days, but I’ve had a few more people watching me when I have."
There was more good news for former fisherman Andrew on Monday, when his beloved Chelsea won through to the semi finals of the FA Cup by beating Manchester United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.
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