Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho is headed back to prom after losing a bet to a high schooler on Instagram.
A girl by the name of Hannah Delmonte sent a direct message to Acho on Instagram on Thursday night asking if he'd go to prom with her if over 2,000 people retweeted her tweet. Acho raised the stakes to 10,000, thinking that would be much more difficult to pull off, but Hannah passed the 10K number with ease:
It appears the honorable Acho will honor the deal:
Acho does seem to admit he underestimated the power of social media:
Impressive. Never again will I open up an Instagram DM... So, where do you buy a corsage?!— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) January 9, 2015
Pretty cool. I can't imagine too many girls can say they went to prom with a NFL player. Good on Acho for honoring the deal.
Acho's teammate and close friend Matt Barkley got a laugh out of the situation:
Hahaha Acho’s goin back to prom! "@hdelmonte32: PLEASE RETWEET!!!! @thEMANacho http://t.co/yVo0Ogmkau"— Matthew Barkley (@MattBarkley) January 9, 2015
Acho's fellow defensive teammate Malcolm Jenkins, who owns Rock Avenue Bow Ties, is willing to help the linebacker with his attire:
@thEMANacho @hdelmonte32 if u need a bow tie I got you !!!!— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) January 9, 2015