The Luke Skywalker star thought he was just liking a tweet about wolves the animal – but soon realised he was onto something bigger when his following surged by 6,000 Wolves fans overnight.
Today he admitted on Twitter: "Now I'm a mad fan of Wolverhampton Wanderers - an actual team I had no idea even existed before!"
Sports fans are more passionate than #StarWars fans. This was the time I gained 6K+ followers by accidentally "liking" a tweet I thought was about an actual wolf🐺- Now I'm a mad fan of Wolverhampton Wanderers-an actual team I had no idea even existed before! https://t.co/K4HwrHx8Y3— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 9, 2018
Although he later admitted he'd yet to go to a game, the tweet sparked a string of responses from fans linking football with Star Wars...
The way I wanted the last Jedi to start pic.twitter.com/3sD5jQrRBY— michael (@michaelbwwfc) September 9, 2018
I like both a lot!!! pic.twitter.com/5o4oS7WauW— Darrell (@TS8049) September 9, 2018
Great to have you on the light side pic.twitter.com/lczqyxMLZS— TheRealKyloRen (@TheRealKyloRenn) September 9, 2018
Search your feelings.....you know it to be true 👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/hh5A809ddZ— Carl (@StationWolves) September 9, 2018