Justin Bieber Shows Support for Struggling English Soccer Team Everton
Justin Bieber has pledged his allegiance to Everton Football Club. Well, at least he's been snapped in the team's kit, which in European football culture is as good as a life-long commitment.
The Canadian pop singer revealed his team-of-choice when he shared pictures of himself having a kick-about on the weekend wearing the English Premier League team's home strip along with the caption "great times".
Great times pic.twitter.com/r3ZGubfnYw-- Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) January 3, 2015
Soon enough, the snaps reached the British press and the famous club even noted its latest high-profile supporter via its official Twitter feed. The pictures were reportedly taken at a tournament held on an island in Turks and Caicos on Friday afternoon.
Bieber's support will likely do little to help the team rise out of its current poor run of form. Everton is struggling at No. 13 on the 20-team Premiership table, though it remains one the best supported clubs in English football, with the likes of Paul McCartney, Nas and the Cult's Ian Asbury among its fans.
If Bieber wants to truly show where his heart lies in English soccer, he'll have to go some way to top the efforts of Elton John. Elton once served as chairman and owner of the Watford Football Club, which last month named a stand in the artist's honor. Michael Jackson was considered such a fan of Fulham Football Club, its former owner Mohamed Al Fayed erected a bizarre statue of the late singer outside its Craven Cottage grounds (it's since been relocated to the National Football Museum in Manchester).