We already know that The Beatles is full of Liverpool city. Liverpool is one of the best-known’ football-mad’ cities all over the world. So, this won’t be a surprise that every single one of the members were a die hard football (soccer) fan.
But which one? Reds or Blues?
Nowadays, most of the musicians don’t declare their favorite clubs. They dont want the risk to seperate or marginalise their fanbase.
Let’s start with Paul McCartney. Even if he didn’t share that reality, he always known as a secret Everton fan. He also spotted on Everton stands in 1968 FA Cup.
Here is what he says about that topic:
“Here’s the deal: my father was born in Everton, my family are officially Evertonians, so if it comes down to a derby match or an FA Cup final between the two, I would have to support Everton.
But after a concert at Wembley Arena I got a bit of a friendship with Kenny Dalglish, who had been to the gig and I thought ‘you know what? I am just going to support them both because it’s all Liverpool and I don’t have that Catholic-Protestant thing.’
So I did have to get special dispensation from the Pope to do this but that’s it, too bad. I support them both.
They are both great teams. But if it comes to the crunch, I’m Evertonian.”
Famous writer Andrew Thompson confirms Paul McCartney was an Everton fan:
“Paul was (and maybe still is) definitely an Evertonian, as was his dad. He attended the 1968 FA Cup final – there is a photo of him outside Wembley. His brother Mike is a massive Red – and part of his band The Scaffold’s promo film for ‘Thank You Very Much’ was filmed in front of a packed Spion Kop at his behest.”
Let’s continue with George Harrison. Either he wasn’t so interested in sports or so careful not to say anyting about his favorite club. One his interviews, he just said:
“There are three teams in Liverpool, and I prefer the other one.”
Ringo Starr, was not the fan of Liverpool and Everton. But many sources believe that he was an Arsenal fan. Whenever Gunners played an away game with Liverpool or Everton, his step-father would take him to those matches.
Finally, John Lennon… He states many times that he wasn’t any fan of sports or clubs. However, his dad was a die hard Liverpool fan.
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