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Famous Football Fans from around world: Who supports who?

September 08, 2015

- Grant Whittington

Football may be considered as the working man’s game, but in fact it continues to be enjoyed by fans from all walks of life. In fact, given the obsession for celebrity culture that exists in the modern age, we should not be surprised that cameras are always hunting for famous faces at football grounds around the world.

We should also not be surprised by the popularity of our own Premier League, which draws in fans from a global pool. You may also be intrigued at the choice of some famous spectators, so here are five of our favourites: –

Prince William – Aston Villa

Like any British family, the Royals are split in terms of the allegiances when it comes to football. This is especially true for brothers William and Harry, with the latter a staunch Arsenal supporter and the former following Aston Villa. Prince William seems to be the more devout of the two, and he is regularly seen at Villa Park cheering on his team throughout the season.

Sylvester Stallone – Everton

Last season, famous Rocky and Rambo actor Sylvester Stallone stunned the world by announcing himself as a staunch Everton fan. He competed against Mark Lawrenson during a round of EPL prediction on the BBC website, and even attended Goodison Park last season.

Shania Twain – Tottenham Hotspur

No, this is not a joke, country musician Shania Twain is in fact a dedicated Tottenham Hotspur fan. Although her schedule prevents her from visiting White Hart Lane regularly, she follows the team’s results regularly and takes a keen interest in the clubs progression. She can also lay claim to being the most beautiful celebrity football fan in the world, although Gerard Pique’s beau Shakira may have something to say about that!

Pete Doherty – Queens Park Rangers (QPR)

Given Pete Doherty’s struggle with addiction and propensity for making life difficult for himself, it stands to reason that he should support QPR. There is no club in the English league that can match the Hoops in terms of the penchant for self-destruction, and in this respect it would appear as though Doherty has found his spiritual home at Loftus Road.

Tony Blair – Newcastle United

Having the former Prime Minister as a fan is certainly something to celebrate. When running for PM, Blair was criticised for lying about childhood memories of St James’ Park in order to gain popularity amongst the working-class vote.

However, the memories were in fact true, and Blair spent much of his childhood in the Gallowgate end on a Saturday afternoon. Of course today, the PM is slightly less into football, getting his ‘beloved’ Aston Villa confused with West Ham during a speech.

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