Prime Minister David Cameron said that he supported West Ham during a speech on Saturday, despite earlier claiming he was a Aston Villa fan according to the Huffington Post.
Tweet: Prime Minister David Cameron congratulates Aston Villa for their FA Cup heroics versus Liverpool
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This caused uproar across social media, especially with a general election coming up. Many critics of the politician jumped on the gaffe as proof that he isn’t the down to earth man that he tries to portray.
If he really is a Villa fan, Cameron will have been having a good time of it recently. Since the appointment of manager Tim Sherwood the Midlands side have managed to move clear of the relegation zone and force their way in to the FA Cup final by beating Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley.
However, by the sounds of things the Conservative leader is unlikely to know much about this, with this slip up seemingly showing up his knowledge of the national sport. Was he just lying about his love of the Villains to create a ‘man of the people’ image?
— Glen Peacock (@glenpk2) April 25, 2015
Do they even play sportball at Eton, or is it all rugger, cricket and laughing at poor people? #villagate
— Mrs VB (@MrsVB) April 25, 2015
Wonder how much publicity my beloved Aston Villa have gotten in last 24 hours. Cheers Dave! #villagate
— Gavin Patel (@gavinpatel) April 25, 2015
‘Launch those nuclear missiles. Oops, I didn’t mean to say that!’ #villagate
— Jacka Garth (@SocialBeastie) April 25, 2015
— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) April 25, 2015
— Hannah Snow (@hannahsnow) April 25, 2015
#villagate I see your team has reached the Cup Final, Mr Cameron. ”Oh ! good, come on you Blues” 🙂
— Nick Edwards (@ESedwards583) April 25, 2015