If you have not understood the power of viral videos on Youtube, read this. A moderately- talented soccer player, Stewart Downing was signed by Liverpool for $31 million in 2010 after watching a viral video in which Stewart was kicking a football into five different trash cans from 30 yards away. But the video was fake. 8)
The video was posted by Stewart’s previous club, Aston Villa.
After watching the video, Liverpool Management Team’s John Henry & Tom Werner said, “Ohh my God, this player is brilliant, we have got to figure out a way to make a deal with him’.”
Liverpool Chairman, Tom Werner later said in an interview: “We later found out of course that the footage was somewhat doctored but we were so excited about Downing joining Liverpool.”
Read the full interview here.
Watch the viral video: