Buckingham Palace, meet Pat McAfee.
As soon as the Indianapolis Colts were advised they would be playing a game in London, England next season, their non-stop, thrill-seeking adventurer set his mind to making the trip as memorable as possible.
The All-Pro punter wants to meet Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family.
McAfee vowed Wednesday to send daily tweets to the Buckingham Palace residents in hopes of getting a “spot of tea” and a picture or two during the Colts’ overseas adventure to play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Oct. 2, 2016, at Wembley Stadium.
“I am hoping to meet up with the Royal Family there. That’s a real thing,” said the Colts’ fun-loving specialist, whose off-field endeavors include stand-up comedy. “I’m going to send a tweet to the Queen every single day until we get over there. Hopefully I get a spot of tea over there, and I’m real excited for it.”
McAfee is the Colts’ social media king with 358,000 Twitter followers. He actually sent his first tweet inquiry just before his Wednesday interview:
“ello @BritishMonarchy.. My name's Pat.. I'm a ball kicker/holder from The America.. I'll be in your country next year.. Let's chug some tea”
When asked if there was any chance the Queen would respond, McAfee paused and then said with a shake of his head, “Nope.”
But it won’t stop the wild and crazy guy from trying.
“No, I don’t, I don’t think there’s any chance,” he said. “But you know what? I’m going to give it my best go, you know, mate? I’m going to give it my best go.”
He did his best British accent in saying the latter two sentences.
Then he dropped the accent and said, “I hope it happens. (Laughs.) I do hope it happens. That would be great.
“A picture with the Queen, I don’t know the rules, though. I think you have to bow. I don’t know.”
He joked that he’s leaning on younger days when he didn’t have to know the rules.
A reporter asked if McAfee could stand in as a Buckingham Palace guard.
“They’re not allowed to talk, though,” he said of the famous security detail known for standing like statues. “It sounds like my nightmare, really, but I’m happy they’re there.”
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