The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, was at a working engagement in Telford in Shropshire yesterday.
Visiting a training centre, the Tory politician was chatting with various students about their aspirations.
One boy he spoke to said that he wanted to be a football coach and then asked Boris which football team he supported.
For once Boris Johnson was the perfect diplomat with his answer considering his remit is the whole of the Capital, however he did add an interesting extra bit of information in his reply;
“I support all the London teams, although for some reason my kids support Newcastle United.”
Of course Newcastle United is a broad church of fans and we welcome supporters from wherever they originate.
I suppose it is quite apt that some or all of Boris Johnson’s children have decided to support our club, as obviously unless you are from the region or have some strong family connection, then you must have to be quite literally mad to choose to support Newcastle United.
A quick check reveals that as well as at least one child born outside his marriage in more recent years, Boris Johnson’s children are as follows;
20 year old Lara Lettice
19 year old Milo Arthur
16 year old Cassia Peaches
14 year old Theodore Apollo
I would love to know what the connection is, as even the oldest two can surely only have started any potential support after the Champions League days under Sir Bobby.
Unless of course it was the Mike Ashley revolution that attracted them….
To give him his full title, the London Mayor is named Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson but his close friends call him Al.
Though the chances of the connection due to him being best mates with our ‘Big Al’ are slightly unlikely…