A history of politicians pretending to like football
Who is Daniel Rashford?
Matt Hancock's gaffe when talking about the incredible of Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford was both bizarre and funny. But it was far from the first time that a politician tripped over themselves while trying to speak about the beautiful game.
It may seem like a century ago now, but it wasn't too long ago that David Cameron was mocked for stating that he supported both Aston Villa and West Ham United.
But why do politicians try so hard to prove that they know about and are interested in football? Let's have a look, and enjoy some of the cock-ups as well.
'Daniel Rashford' wasn't the first gaffe made by a politician talking about football. Remember David Cameron forgetting he's a Villa fan?
Let's look at why politicians like to prove they're into football, and what happens when they cock it up. pic.twitter.com/2q8dXUr14s
— JOE (@JOE_co_uk) June 17, 2020