In light of Donald Trump’s son, Barron, being pictured playing on the White House lawn in a full Arsenal kit, we took a look at the five most hated Arsenal fans.
- Barron Trump dons full Arsenal kit outside White House
- Arsenal owner, Stan Kroenke, donates $1m towards Donald Trump’s inauguration
While we thought it would be a bit unfair to include an 11-year-old in our top five, there are plenty of unsavoury characters who do belong there.
5. Ronnie Biggs
The famous thief, who was involved in the Great Train Robbery of 1963, was a Gooner.
After he was released from prison, Biggs, who was recovering from life-threatening pneumonia and MRSA, insisted that he felt well enough to watch Arsenal play again. In fact, one of his first outings was to take the trip from his home in Barnet to his son’s house to watch the North London Derby.
Apparently he told friends via his spelling board, “I haven’t seen Arsenal live since the early Sixties, and think I’m strong enough to watch them one last time.
“I would love to see the new stadium.”
Although most Gooners probably don’t harbour hatred for Biggs, he was a criminal and I’m sure the police weren’t huge fans, which is why he made this list.
4. Harry Redknapp
The ex-Spurs boss revealed in 2009 that he used to be an Arsenal fan. Oops.
“I’m an Arsenal fan! My dad was Arsenal mad and he took me along to watch Arsenal, so they were the team I supported as a kid,” he said.
3. Fidel Castro
The former president of Cuba was apparently a Gooner since the 1970s. Reportedly, he was refused entry to Arsenal’s game against Auxerre in France in 1995 on security grounds and was ‘dismayed’.
The controversial politician died in November last year.
2. Osama Bin Laden
Bin Laden was said to have attended a few matches at Highbury back in the 1990s and even, apparently, bought his son a replica t-shirt.
1. Piers Morgan
The supposed Arsenal fan acts as if he’s anything but around 99% of the time. Except when the team is winning the way he wants it to win.
There are very few people on this planet that like him and to insinuate that he’s somehow a spokesperson for Gooners everywhere is a massive insult considering only a small minority agree with him.