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The Top 10 Unlikely Celebrity Football Supporters
Soccergal293 (Barcelona) 5 years ago UK rounds up our favourite seemingly random fans....

27 Jan 2010 14:16:00

10. Tony Blair (Newcastle United)
Does Tony Blair really support Newcastle, or did his spin doctor Alistair Campbell run secret focus groups and deduce that the electorate would react positively to him claiming allegiance to the Toon army? The rumours that the ex-PM was not the posh Geordie he claimed to be were fuelled by reports that he had wrongly claimed to have sat behind the goal at St James' Park and watched his hero Jackie Milburn play at a time when that would have been impossible. As it turned out, Blair had never made the claim and was vindicated. The same cannot be said for the claims he made about Iraq's nuclear capabilities.

9. Dr Dre (Liverpool)
He is the father of G-funk and west coast ‘Gangsta Rap’ discovering talents such as Eminem and Snoop Doggy-Dogg. But when Hop Hop super producer Dr Dre isn’t laying down beats in the studio, he is berating Rafa Benitez’s
Strange team selections and screaming at Dirk Kuyt every time he misses a sitter. Yes, Dr Dre – real name Andre Young – caught the Liverpool bug on a trip to the UK with LA rap bad boys NWA back in 1988. He recalled in an interview: "I was in London on a promotional tour, one night we were watching TV and these cool cats in red came on the box. They whupped some poor dudes four or five zip. " His favourite player was wannabe rapper John Barnes. He said: “That John Barnes was bad. He made the ball talk. The cat was cool. " We’re not sure the good doctor would offer the same opinion if he had heard ‘The Anfield Rap’.

8. Bruce Forsyth (Tottenham Hotspur AND Arsenal)
It may come as little surprise that Britain’s favourite doddering Saturday night entertainer supports Spurs given that he grew up in Edmonton, north London – just a stone’s throw from White Hart Lane. But what may give Spurs’ fans the biggest shock since Sol Campbell toddled off down the Seven Sisters Road on a free transfer is that Brucey pledges his allegiance to both Spurs AND Arsenal. He even has a scarf, which is half Spurs – half Arsenal. It’s nice to support two teams – to support two teams, nice!

7. Barack Obama (West Ham United)
Famous West Hams fans are usually hard-bitten east London-born actors (Ray Winstone) comedy geezers (Russell Brand) or cockney stereotypes (Danny Dyer). But the recent revelation that the American Commander-in-Chief likes nothing better than kicking back in the Oval Office to watch Gianfranco Zola’s relegation-threatened team slug it out in our humble Premier League had West Ham fans singing something other than “I’m forever blowing…” at the Boleyn Ground:

*To the tune of Popeye the Sailor Man*-
Barack the West Ham fan, he hates the Tottenham, he loves Upton Park, not the war in Iraq, he's Barack the West Ham fan. Toot, toot!

Whether Barack Obama even has an opinion on Spurs is debatable, but should you be reading, our question to you Mr President is this: The takeover of West Ham by Gold, Sullivan and Brady offers change – but is it change we can believe in?

6. Tom Hanks (Aston Villa)
A slightly bland chap who is popular with Volvo-drivers and bored housewives, Martin O’Neill is, nevertheless, one of the Premier League’s most talented managers. No surprise then that his Aston Villa team is keenly-followed by Tom Hanks – the Oscar grabbing, mullet-sporting star of Angels and Demons. So what is the ‘Hank-enator’s’ reason for supporting the Villans? A memorable trip to Birmingham? A love of James Milner? No, Hanks explains: “I’m big on Aston Villa, because the name is so sweet – it sounds like a lovely spa. ”
Oh yeah Tom? Well what does the name Randy Lerner sound like to you?

5. Justin Timberlake (Manchester United)
It was Ruud Gullit who first declared ‘I’m bringing sexy back’ during his underwhelming spell in charge of Newcastle. So how did superstar crooner and sexy-bringer-backer Justin Timberlake end up supporting the Red Devils? A chance meeting with ex-Manchester United striker Alan Smith in the city’s Lowry Hotel sealed Justin’s fate. He said a couple of years ago: “I'm a Red! I'm mates with Smithy so he's my favourite player but Ronaldo doesn't suck either, he's awesome. I really like Rooney too. ” Just as well, given that he's the only one of three left at the club!

4. Will Smith (Lazio)
The Eagles got their claws into the Fresh Prince when he was staying in the same hotel as the team in Beijing last summer. Smith was in town for the filming of his son Jaden’s new vehicle – a remake of The Karate Kid. But Smith still found the time to snaffle signed jerseys from Lazio strikers Julio Cruz and Tommaso Rocchi. The tryst was formalised when Smith took his family to watch Lazio’s Italian Super Cup win over Inter at the Bird’s Nest stadium. Smith is now reportedly so in love with Italian football, that he is considering filming ‘Man in Black’ – the life story of Pierluigi Collina.

3. Will Ferrell (Chelsea)
The big-haired comedian was last year found to have topped a list of Hollywood stars who fall most short of justifying their huge salaries based on the box office returns their movies deliver. So quite why he has an affinity for a team containing the likes of under-rated over-achieving paupers Michael Ballack and Deco is beyond us. The Anchorman star, who seemingly owns one Chelsea shirt dating back to 2005 which he wears at every possible opportunity, dreams of opening an ‘old-fashioned’ pub on the King’s Road where he can pour post-match pints for his heroes John Terry and Frank Lampard. Now that's funny.

2. Osama Bin Laden (Arsenal)
Long before he became fanatical about driving out the infidels from the Muslim world, Bin Laden was fanatical about Paul Merson, Ian Wright and, er, John Hartson. The world’s most wanted man spent a couple of years in London in the mid-1990s and cheered on the 1-0 long ball specialists from Highbury’s Clock End. According to biographer Adam Robinson, the future al-Qaeda leader even bought a replica shirt for his son after a particularly fantastic Cup Winners' Cup match in 1994. The sounds of ‘Ooh to be a Gooner’ have also been heard echoing around the caves somewhere around Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.

1. Cameron Diaz (Brentford)
According to the blonde bombshell there is something about Brentford. Diaz developed a penchant for the unfashionable League One team after becoming a regular at a Hollywood restaurant owned by former Bees chairman Dan Tana.
According to Tana, Diaz and her Charlie’s Angel’s co-star Drew Barrymore have accompanied him to a match at Griffin Park. The pair were later spotted tucking into Pukka Pies and hurling abuse at a QPR fan to get the full authentic experience.
Tony (footytube staff) 5 years ago
Old bruceys not hedgeing his bets.... Lol, spurs and arsenal? .... Strange mix, methinks senile dimensia has set in
Soccergal293 (Barcelona) 5 years ago
Awesome justin timberlake is a football fan! Though sad that his a Man Utd fan

LOL @ Osama Bin Laden. Why he pick Arsenal? Because they're gunners? Lol
Soccergal293 (Barcelona) 5 years ago
According to Wikipedia Rupert Grint is a tottenham Fan!

"When not working, he enjoys learning to ride the unicycle, drawing/sketching, watching Tottenham Hotspur and playing golf. "
CanonsofArsene (Arsenal) 5 years ago
Not really unlikely because he's english after all. Although Jay Z is a surprise one for me. He's an Arsenal fan and looking to buy some Arsenal shares I think
LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 5 years ago
Will Ferell = Chelsea Legend.    Bin Laden one is kinda funny, the will smith one made me lol.
Soccergal293 (Barcelona) 5 years ago
The Gallagher Brothers (Man City)

Kevin Costner (Arsenal)
As explained by the waterworld actor himself,
“When I came over and made Robin Hood I got a chance to go see a Football game and it happened to be Arsenal. They invited me as their guest and I didn’t know what to expect, and I was blown away. I didn’t realize how emotional it can be in the stands. I didn’t realize that people sang and did all that and I was moved by it.

Spike Lee (Arsenal)
The influential and Important director has watched Arsenal on numerous occasions, He said it started with Theirry Henry and even wanted Even wanting the former Arsenal star to play a part in his new heist movie ‘ The Inside Man.

Richard Attenborough (Chelsea)
A life vice-president, said in new ’soccumentary’ film about Chelsea, Blue Revolution that, “I went and stood on a bank with a packet of sandwiches with my girlfriend who I eventually married, principally because she agreed to follow Chelsea, and we’ve been going since 1942, ”

Samuel L. Jackson (Liverpool)
Jackson first fell in love with Liverpool while filming ‘The 51st State’ in the city in 2000.
The actor was a guest at the Merseyside derby in October of that year, a game the Reds ran out 3-1 winners in courtesy of goals from Nick Barmby, Emile Heskey and Patrik Berger.

Elijah Wood (West Ham)
While filming Green Street, Elijah admitted that “West Ham stole my heart. I was hooked, I couldn’t wait for the next match. ” He came to this conclusion after a 4-2 victory against Crewe. “I was in the Bobby Moore Stand, with the real Fans, and that atmosphere had the most profound effect on me, ” he says. “The passion and kinetic energy I felt was staggering, truly amazing. I know Crewe wasn’t the best of games to go to in terms of importance but we kicked their ass all the same.

Sly Stalone (Everton)
Sly was paraded to 40, 000 strong at Goodison in 2007, doing his best Rocky impression while he flew an Everton flag aloft.

Soccergal293 (Barcelona) 5 years ago
Lol never new Samuel Jackson was a Kop! And Sly stalone one was surprising too!
Soccergal293 (Barcelona) 5 years ago
And some more

Katy Perry (West Ham) – See that scene in Pulp Fiction when Samuel Jackson’s character explains why he rarely eats burgers: “… My girlfriend’s a vegetarian. Which more or less makes me a vegetarian.” Perry is a West Ham fan only because soulmate Russell Brand is a West Ham fan (a real one). In other words, she’s not a West Ham fan at all and couldn’t tell the difference between Rob Green and Carlton Cole.

Prince William (Aston Villa) – In his early teens, HRH Wills chose to support Villa for reasons of geography and diplomacy: “It’s kind of in the middle of the country, isn’t it?” he said. Translation: “One must be even-handed – and not a little patronising – when dealing with one’s people, mustn’t one?” But he does own a Villa beanie hat, so I suppose some sort of bonus point is in order, your majesty.

David Cameron (Aston Villa) – The current British Prime Minister (Eton, Oxford) is as posh as Prince William, so he also chose a club in Middle England. Why Villa? His uncle, Sir William Dugdale, was Villa’s chairman in the late 1970s. Sir William Dugdale. Sounds like a straight-up hooligan.

Michael Jackson (Exeter City) – “When I asked him what does he know about soccer he said ‘absolutely nothing but I love Exeter City,’” said spoonman Uri Geller, master of bullshit and the self-proclaimed best friend of the now-dead King of Pop. In 2002, Geller saw to it that Jackson was made an honorary director of Exeter. City’s lack of success therafter – ever, to be fair – no doubt drove the final nail into Jacko’s solid gold coffin.

Lily Allen (Fulham) – Cried like a girl when Fulham lost in the Europa League final last season. Funny that, as no Fulham fan I know has ever seen her at Craven Cottage. Maybe twice, then. On this score, the singer can’t touch Hugh Grant, who is a proper Fulham fan and goes all the time, albeit with his wooden face always concealed under a baseball cap.

Mike Tyson (Peterborough United) – Iron Mike showed up at Peterborough’s London Road last week, prompting people to gasp and say “Is that Mike Tyson?! Can’t be... But it does look like his crackhead uncle.” Tyson grabbed the mic and told the expectant fans that he had never, ever heard of Peterborough United. We appreciate such honesty, really.

Derek Smalls (Shrewsbury Town or West Ham?) – In ‘Spinal Tap’ Smalls is seen wearing both a Shrewsbury Town shirt (the airport scanner scene) and a West Ham cap. Conclusion: Lukewarm is full of crap. Or confused
Soccergal293 (Barcelona) 5 years ago
Nice Lily Allen is a Fulham Supporter! Also glad about MJ
Soccergal293 (Barcelona) 5 years ago

Soccergal293 (Barcelona) 5 years ago
Also according to Wikipedia Prince Harry is a football fan too!      "Prince Harry is a supporter of Arsenal Football Club"
Somere (Portmore Utd) 5 years ago
Kobe bryant is a fan of the galaxy and barcelona
Pragathish (AC Milan) 5 years ago
And also Milan and Liverpool.  
Drdownundermum (Charlton Athletic) 5 years ago
Nine of the top ten are men which therefore makes it not very surprising.  
Charliehenry (Arsenal youth) 5 years ago
Jay-Z is an Arsenal fan
TheBarcaShow (Footytube Staff) 5 years ago
Steve Nash is a Tottenham fan    Rafa Nadal is a Real Madrid and Mallorca fan    Federer is a FC Basel fan
Crumpeteer (Barcelona) 5 years ago
Levar Burton is a Spurs fan. Which is really all I care about. If the man who played Gordie LaForge and taught a generation of children that reading is fundemental wants to claim the Spurs, let the man
Ant (Liverpool) 5 years ago
I'd be curious to find out who Riker supports, and if his beard follows a rival team
Crumpeteer (Barcelona) 5 years ago
Riker seems like a Manchester fan. I figure the beard follows Liverpool because it's that fierce and ~can't be tamed~
Nkrumah (Arsenal) 5 years ago

Basketball players kevin garnett (chelsea)

Kobe bryant
And arsenal and barcelona

Lebron james (arsenal)
TheBarcaShow (Footytube Staff) 5 years ago
Snoop Dogg is a supporter of Barcelona

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