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Nigel Farage has revealed his favourite Premier League club

Nigel Farage has revealed his favourite Premier League club

The politician says he follows football but it is not his number one sport.

Controversial politician Nigel Farage has revealed his favourite Premier League during an appearance on Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier’s online talkshow. 

Farage is most known in the UK for his efforts in persuading the population to vote for Brexit during the referendum back in 2016. But now, he has spoken about his sporting interests. 

The former UKIP leader spoke on Le Tissier’s show and revealed that he is a fan of Crystal Palace

On Gettr, Farage said: “Of course I follow football.

“My earliest memories of football are being taken, I suppose 1969 or 1970, to watch Crystal Palace play.

“Malcolm Allison, with the big fedoras, who’d come from Man City, was the manager. Don Rogers, the star player for Swindon, had come to Palace as centre forward, and my grandfather and grandmother used to go and watch Palace.” 


He continued: “My father and uncles used to go and watch Palace, my son is a season ticket holder at Palace, I follow Palace closely every week. Football is not my No.1 sport, but I follow it.

“I probably actually, in terms of listening to football, reading about football, I probably spend a few hours a week of football. So, football is part of my life, but cricket is a little bit bigger.”

Palace have had a tough start to the 22/23 campaign after recording just one win out of six, a 3-1 win over Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa. 

Last time out, they drew 0-0 at St. James Park against Newcastle. 

After the match, manager Patrick Vieira said: “The positive is not conceding goals. We came here with a good idea to defend well and I think we did it. 

“It was a challenging place to come and perform. We had our momentum, we had our chances. We didn't score but overall I'm pleased with the point we take today.


“I’m happy with what we've been producing game after game, less with the number of points we have. We have built something that will give us hope to win football matches.”

Their next outing in the top flight will be against Chelsea at Selhurst Park, which will be new Blues boss Graham Potter’s first league match in charge of the Stamford Bridge club. 

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Topics: Premier League, Crystal Palace, Football