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Red Tie Guy in background steals Obama’s thunder at UCT speech [video]
Posted by on Jul 1st, 2013

Not sure if you managed to catch US president Barack Obama’s speech at UCT over the weekend…he started off greeting everyone and even said ‘howzit’ to widespread applause, but he was nearly upstaged when social media noticed a kid with a red tie in the background. Quickly dubbed #redtieguy, his robust clapping and uncontrollable smile totally stole Obama’s thunder.

Here he is with a few Twitter comments. The video is below.


Haha…we need to find that kid, If anyone knows who he is lemme know.

And here he is in action.

Well played red tie guy..well played.

July 07, 2013 at 9:18 am

Hi there – #redtieguy is Mikhail Hendricks – he is a high school senior at Cape Academy for Maths and Science and is a holder of an academic scholarship awarded by SAILI.

Get in touch with me if you want more info on the boy :)

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