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17th Mar 2023

Football fans slam ‘bizarre’ reason for Kim Kardashian attending Arsenal v Sporting

Steve Hopkins

‘WTF does Arsenal have to do with Kim Kardashian?’

Kim Kardashian made a surprise visit to an Arsenal game on Thursday and fans weren’t pleased about it.

The SKIMS founder and realty TV Queen was pictured at the team’s home stadium, with her seven-year-old son, Saint, who is apparently a big fan.

The north London side was taking on Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League.

Kardashian, 42, was seen looking rather bored during the game, by Saint was having a great time, judging by his mum’s Instagram stories.

Saint has been a fan of Arsenal for quite some time and was reportedly seen wearing the Gunners’ third kit at his birthday party in January.

In one post during the game, Kardashian posted a picture of multiple pieces of Arsenal merchandise – matchday programmes that featured William Saliba on the front – along with Prime drinks, and captioned it, “send help SOS”.

It is thought that Kardashian was at the game due to a documentary she is filming, beIN SPORTS reported before the match.

According to multiple outlets, Kardashian is filming part of a documentary in London. It’s not immediately clear what her documentary is about, but it does clear up why she is in the capital.

Football fans weren’t really buying it.

According to Football.London: “Kardashian wouldn’t be the first high-profile figure to adopt Arsenal as their club of choice. “Among the list of celebrity Arsenal fans are rapper Jay-Z and actors Jamie Foxx, Matt Damon and Andrew Garfield.”

Arsenal was knocked out of the league on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

Kardashian’s appearance at the game continues the recent trend of clubs having a Hollywood connection.

Actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney purchased Wrexham AFC in February 2021, investing £2m as part of a takeover deal.

And, in December, Creed actor Michael B Jordan became part-owner of Bournemouth.

Sky News noted that Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, recently lamented actress Julia Roberts’ apparent preference for his team.

Speaking at a post-match press conference on Wednesday, he said: “I have three idols in my life. Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Julia Roberts. These are my three idols.

“Julia Roberts years ago came to Manchester – not in the 90s when Sir Alex (Ferguson) was winning titles and titles and titles. She came in the period where we were better than United, in these four or five years, right?

“And she went to visit Man United. She didn’t come to see us. That’s why even if I win the Champions League it will not compare to the fact that Julia Roberts came to Manchester and didn’t come to see us.

“Even if I win the Champions League it will not compare to this disappointment I had.”

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