Will Ferrell Referees Kids' Football Game In America
Movie star Will Ferrell has been spotted refereeing kid's football games in America, and it's the latest part of his love affair with the sport.
He may be best known for his role as Ron Burgundy?, *Dammit, who typed a question mark on the article?*, but Ferrell also has a well known love of football, or soccer as he and his countrymen call it.
The LAFC owner was spotted refereeing a kids game in America this past weekend and after doling out discipline even posed for a picture with the teams after.
Totally random: Will Ferrell sometimes refs my son's soccer games. pic.twitter.com/xxWQtjs8yJ- Kevín (@KevOnStage) March 7, 2020
Will Ferrell was kind enough to take a pic with the kids after he reffed their game. pic.twitter.com/3zUXxXTs4R- Kevín (@KevOnStage) March 8, 2020
Ferrell became a part owner of the Los Angeles MLS team in 2016, ahead of their introduction into the league, and explained his love of the sport was exactly why he decided to become part owner, saying, "I don't really have a side per se until LAFC get started and that will definitely be, obviously, my team.
"But I just enough watching the fact that it's played all over the world. So many amazing players and so many top flight leagues. And hopefully MLS can be on par, eventually, with the European leagues."
Ferrell would have been able to gloat to fellow celebrity owner David Beckham after his side beat the former Manchester United winger's new Inter Miami team on the opening weekend of this year's MLS.
However LA had less to celebrate on Sunday night when they drew 3-3 at home to Philadelphia and had to come from behind three times to secure their point.
Hopefully Ferrell's latest role as a referee went down better than his latest on screen role as new film Downhill hasn't been received too well with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of just 38%.