Emmanuel Acho going to prom after girl gets 10,000 retweets

Friday January 9th, 2015

The Eagles' Emmanuel Acho made an interesting decision on Thursday. Approached with a direct message on Instagram, a fan asked Acho if he would take her to prom if she got 2,000 retweets on Twitter.

Acho thought about it and offered a steeper challenge: 10,000 retweets, and he would do it. 

The linebacker apparently thought this feat would be a lot more difficult than it turned out to be. He told the fan that he was going to Hong Kong for a week, and that she had a whole week to get the retweets. 

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Just a few hours later, the challenge had been met, leaving Acho, a man of his word, to tweet the following:

The fan has since protected her Twitter account, but you can see a screenshot of her original tweet here

A lesson for all: Don't open Instagram direct messages, or you'll end up going to high school proms. 

- Molly Geary

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