The Queen Is NOT A 'Secret' West Ham Fan As She 'Privately' Supports Another Premier League Team
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is not a ‘secret’ West Ham fan and her loyal football allegiances might belong to Premier League side Arsenal.
That is according to both former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and ex-Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
The Queen has been tight-lipped in public about her favourite football team, but previous reports have hinted that she is a long-running West Ham supporter.
It is believed the UK monarch “shocked” Buckingham Palace staff when she made her bombshell admission about the Hammers back in 2009.
However, the Queen’s royal seal of approval for the east London club has been brought into question with remarks made by both Corbyn and Fabregas.
Corbyn, who has been an MP for Islington North since 1983, believed that there was a breadcrumb trail pointing to the 95-year-old monarch’s support for Arsenal.
The 72-year-old MP pointed to the Queen’s coronation drive through London in 1953, which included Upper Street in the heart of Arsenal territory.
Corbyn also highlighted how Her Majesty was forced to withdraw from the opening of the Emirates Stadium in 2006 due to a back injury.
To mark the Queen’s 90th birthday in April 2016, the former Labour leader suggested that his constituents in Islington North believe the Queen is a “Gooner.”
Speaking in the House of Commons, Corbyn said: “Now we know the Queen is absolutely above politics. She may be above football too.
“But many locals harbour this quiet secret view that she actually, privately, is a Gooner.”
Monaco midfielder Fabregas has claimed that Her Majesty informed the Arsenal team of her ‘true football allegiance’ during a 2007 reception in Buckingham Palace.
The 34-year-old Spaniard said: “It seems the Queen follows football and she told us she was an Arsenal fan.
“She appeared to definitely know who I was and we exchanged a few special words.”
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