11 Glastonbury 2022 acts and the football teams they support

Diana Ross is headlining Glastonbury which gives us an excellent excuse to recycle her penalty kick from the USA ’94.

However, not all acts appearing at Glastonbury this year are so completely out of their depth when it comes to the Beautiful Game.

Some even owe some of their success to it, as Planet Sport finds out.

Fatboy Slim – Supports Brighton

Fatboy Slim, aka Norman Cook, is a well-known Brighton fan, with his record label, Skint, having sponsored the club in the past.

However, the DJ and record producer does have a skeleton in his closet, and it’s not just the acoustic version of caravan of love he performed with the Housemartins.

“Because I grew up in Reigate, I’m ashamed to say that for the early part of my life I supported our arch enemy, Crystal Palace,” he revealed.

Thankfully, five years after moving to Brighton he was taken to an Albion game by his mates and “instantly hooked”.

Roisin Murphy – Supports no one

Solo songstress Roisin Murphy was formerly the frontwoman for dance act Moloko, whose 2000 release The Time is Now was all over Sky’s Premier League coverage from 2004 onwards.

She’s not a lover of football herself but admits her family is proud of her connection to the game.

Speaking in 2008, she said her family back home in Ireland “love that my music comes on when they’re in the pub watching their Man United and their Liverpool”.

Noel Gallagher – Supports Man City

The frontman for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is as known for his love of Manchester City as he is for his fractious relationship with his brother.

However, his latest injuries didn’t stem from another dust-up with Liam but from a coming together with Ruben Dias’ dad.

Noel was at the Etihad for Manchester City’s stunning come-from-behind win over Aston Villa on the final day of the season. Unfortunately, he missed out on the actual moment the Premier League title was confirmed, instead nursing a cut and two black eyes.

“As the third goal goes in, there is absolute bedlam in the stadium,” he recalled. “Where we sit, Ruben Dias’ family are a couple of boxes up. I’m jumping around like an idiot, passing my son around like the Premier League trophy, everyone’s lifting him up.

“I turn around, Ruben Dias’ dad runs straight into me, headbutts me, I’m on the floor, covered in blood. I don’t see the last two minutes, I’ve got to get taken down by St John’s Ambulance to get stitched up.”

Paul McCartney – Everton (Maybe)

The former Beatle supposedly leans towards Everton because his family are Evertonians.

In an interview with Radio Merseyside he said: “Here’s the deal: my father was born in Everton, my family are officially Evertonians, so if it comes down to a derby match or an FA Cup final between the two, I would have to support Everton.”

“I support them both [Liverpool and Everton]. They are both great teams. But if it comes to the crunch, I’m Evertonian.”

Confirmation he doesn’t really like football at all then.

Robert Plant – Supports Wolves

Plant is a massive Wolves fan, going to his first game as a five-year-old. He insists that legendary captain Billy Wright waved to him and that was the moment he was hooked.

He was installed as the club’s vice-president in 2009, but has said following Wolves put a strain on his marriage to Maureen Wilson who he eventually divorced in 1984.

“It played havoc with my marriage for a while,” he said. “When we won the League Cup in 1974, it took me three days to get home from Wembley to Worcestershire.

“I haven’t got a clue where I was. “I know the Mayor of Wolverhampton received the team in official form, and I remember being there for a minute or two.”

Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream) – Supports Celtic

Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie’s greatest love of his life is not wife Katy England but Celtic.

That despite him being presented with a Rangers kit by his grandparents for his sixth birthday. Asked to reveal his greatest love of him, the Loaded singer, who was born in Glasgow, said: “Noel Gallagher once said to me ‘Women come and women go, but your football team is forever’, so it has to be Celtic FC .”

Asked by a French TV magazine about his biggest fear he replied: “My biggest fear? Glasgow Rangers winning the Champions League.” Or being presented with another Rangers kit.

Kendrick Lamar – Supports Tottenham (maybe)

The American rapper, songwriter and record producer has been spotted wearing a Tottenham shirt in the past but has yet to nail his colors to the mast when it comes to the north London club.

He certainly knows what it is to be a Spurs fan, though.

His most important song, alrighthas been described as “a moment of weathered, enduring hope in the face of constant struggle”.

Pete Doherty (Libertines) – Supports QPR

Doherty’s father, also named Pete, is a QPR fan and both the name and love of QPR were passed down to the Libertines frontman.

Despite being born 300 miles from London and living all over Europe due to his father’s career in the British Army, the young Doherty displayed an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the London club and even produced a fanzine devoted to the Hoops in the ’90s.

He even serenaded Charlie Austin on Soccer AM and has been known to dedicate Libertines songs to QPR legend Stan Bowles.

Tom Ogden (Blossoms) – Support Manchester City

Despite hailing from Stockport and sponsoring the town club, the Blossoms’ lead vocalist Tom Ogden says it was always Manchester City for him.

“It started for me through my mum and my dad, both sides of my family are City fans,” he said. “From as early as I can remember I was into football.”

His first City game was a League Cup clash against Burnley at Maine Road but it was the Etihad which helped put the Blossoms on their path to stardom.

The band revealed that one of their most important gigs had been as an unknown band on MCFC’s City Square stage, which showcases local music talent before matches.

They then went on to support The Stone Roses on the main stage inside the stadium in 2016.

Gaz Coombes (Supergrass) – Supports Man Utd

The Supergrass frontman is a Manchester United fan despite being brought up 160 miles away.

“When I was a kid I had a family in Birmingham, a family up north in Manchester and I was brought up in Oxford,” he explained. “So it was a choice of Oxford United, Birmingham City or Manchester United. Man City didn’t even come into it, I might add.

“It was a choice of those three and at that point it was just an easy choice for me. My oldest brother was a United fan and had all the posters on the wall and stuff, so I just gravitated towards it really and that was that .”

Don’t let it be said that Coombes is a glory hunter, though. When he started supporting United they were really struggling. And I mean really struggling. In fact, it’s a wonder they had any support at all. They were, get this, “in the lower reaches of the First Division at that point.”

Al Greenwood (Sports Team) – Supports Man Utd

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Sports team drummer Greenwood, who occasionally wears a vintage Man Utd shirt on stage, also cites a family member for her affinity with the club.

Greenwood grew up in Leeds and got into football through her dad who is a die-hard United fan, paying regular visits to Old Trafford with him and his friends as a youngster.

“I love football! Its environment, the camaraderie, the shared retirement and sense of identity,” she admits.

“However, there’s hardship to it. Growing up in Leeds, you can take loads of s**t for supporting United!”

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