Cease me in the event you’ve heard this one earlier than: an NFL nice lately paid a go to to town the place he’s one of many homeowners of the native soccer crew. Stated (American) soccer participant stopped by a neighborhood pub, took in a recreation, and customarily made with a appeal offensive to make inroads with the group. It’s not a foul concept at no matter stage of the sport the crew performs at — nevertheless it’s particularly surreal when the NFL nice is Tom Brady.
Brady lately turned an proprietor of Birmingham Metropolis F.C., who play within the English second division and have a longstanding rivalry with town’s different large crew, the Premier League’s Aston Villa.
As ESPN reported, Brady took in Birmingham Metropolis’s Saturday match in opposition to Leeds United — however earlier than doing so, he stopped at The Roost, a pub positioned close to the crew’s stadium, to talk with among the crew’s native supporters. As for Birmingham Metropolis, that they had a great day — defeating the recently-relegated Leeds United by a rating of 1-0. (As for his or her native rivals, Aston Villa misplaced to Newcastle by a rating of 5-1.)
Brady isn’t the one recently-retired NFL participant to take an possession stake in an English soccer crew — neither is he the one one to ensconce himself at a pub beloved by that crew’s supporters. Earlier this yr, J.J. Watt — who’s now an proprietor of the recently-promoted Burnley — went on a pub crawl by town.
Whereas Burnley and Birmingham Metropolis at the moment play in numerous tiers of the English soccer system, it’s solely potential that Brady and Watt might discover their respective groups matched up in considered one of England’s two home cup competitions this yr. Hold one eye on the Carabao Cup and FA Cup attracts — and the opposite on social media for what could possibly be some extremely entertaining banter.
Thanks for studying InsideHook. Join our every day e-newsletter and be within the know.