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Bucks fan flies from Denmark to Milwaukee to see playoff series

Posted at 4:38 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 19:09:59-04

MILWAUKEE — How many sports fans do you know who will travel across the globe to see their team play?

Rasmus Vestervig calls Denmark home, but he loves Milwaukee. His second family is here.

"My mother, she was an exchange student in Sheboygan, north of Milwaukee, and I came here for the first time since I was 2 years old. I kept coming back," said Vestervig.

Vestervig is in Milwaukee to see the Bucks in the NBA Playoffs. Despite the team's tough loss Sunday, Vestervig did not seem nervous heading into Tuesday night's game with Boston at Fiserv Forum.

"I hope it’s going to be a different kind of game, and I feel positive they’re going to change things around. We just had a rusty start," said Vestervig.

Vestervig said his work as a professional DJ and musician allowed him to meet Khris Middleton, his favorite player.

"He was in Copenhagen last year and did an interview and also signed some autographs, and I was the DJ at that event and I got this jersey signed by him," said Vestervig.

"I hope it’s going to be a different kind of game, and I feel positive they’re going to change things around. We just had a rusty start." — Rasmus Vestervig

The traveling super fan wore the jersey for our interview and had it on in all the pictures he sent us.

Being a Bucks fan in Denmark means a seven-hour time difference and sometimes an early wake-up call or late night watching games.

For Vestervig, being in town to see the team in the national spotlight is pretty sweet.

"I feel like Milwaukee is really down to earth and the people are down to earth. also the players (have) that same kind of mentality. I really love that atmosphere here," said Vestervig.