Nigel Farage details his love for Premier League side in Matt Le Tissier chat

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Former UKIP and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage displayed his love for Crystal Palace during an eyebrow raising conversation with Matt Le Tissier.

The outspoken, controversial politician was recently a guest on the Southampton legend’s online talkshow. Farage more known for his influence in convincing Great Britain to leave the European Union, rather than his sporting interests.

However, Farage confessed his love for the south Londoners, reminiscing about the early days of watching the Eagles when Malcolm Allison was in the dugout for Palace. And he even still follows Patrick Vieira’s side to this day, even if it is not necessarily from the stands at Selhurst Park.

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“Of course I follow football,” Farage said to Le Tissier on Gettr. “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.

“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.

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“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.”

Like many other Palace fans, Farage will be eagerly awaiting their next home clash against Chelsea. The Eagles currently reside in 16th position, but will enter the top ten with a victory, due to their game in hand over most of the teams in the bottom half of the table.

They will face former Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter, who will be taking charge of his first Premier League match in charge of the Blues.

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