Cats and dogs, chalk and cheese, oil and water, curry sauce and cereal.

Some things just do not go together, and top of that list are football and politics. 

While millions of people across the country may nail their colours to their mast in support of a football team or political party, that's where the beautiful game's similarities with the goings on in Westminster end.

However, after a general election was called for 12th December - just as the ​Premier League season hurtles towards the congested Christmas fixture list and the focus should be SOLELY on football (and maybe family) - Boris and the powers that be have forced us to contemplate the nation's dire political situation once again.

But fear not, we at 90min have still found a way to crowbar football into the equation, lads. How you ask? By outing various MPs from various parties as supporters of various clubs, that's how.

Disclaimer: This list may force you to disassociate yourself with your football club and/or political party.

The Tories

Boris Johnson - 'All the London Clubs'

Boris Johnson

Unsurprisingly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's penchant for bull****ing does indeed extend to football.

The PM claimed to support 'all of the London teams' during his time as mayor of the capital in 2015.

His children are ​Newcastle fans, just in case Toon supporters needed anything else to be miserable about.

Theresa May - AFC Wimbledon

Theresa May

Although unconfirmed, Theresa May is widely reported to have a soft spot for AFC Wimbledon following her time as a councillor for Durnsford in Merton, south-west London, between 1986 and 1994.

Unfortunately, the future of that iteration of Wimbledon was as ill-fated as Theresa May's tenure in Number 10.

Jeremy Hunt - Chelsea

Scourge of the NHS Jeremy *unt revealed his allegiances to the ​Evening Standard back in 2011.

Fair play to the unpopular Tory, he also admitted it's a cliché for him to support the ​Blues.

"Chelsea - which is a little bit of a cliché for a Conservative culture secretary," he said when asked which team he followed.

Michael Gove - Queens Park Rangers

West London resident Gove keeps it local with his support of ​QPR.

He was spotted jogging in a hoodie bearing the club crest on a number of occasions earlier this year.

He's also tweeted his support for the club in the past, to a...erm...mixed reception.

Jacob Rees-Mogg - Children Support Liverpool

Now, we don't want to anger ​Liverpool fans by claiming that the time-warped Victorian workhouse overseer Jacob Rees-Mogg supports their club, because that remains to be seen.

However, it appears that his children are Reds followers at least. JRM Insta'd a photo of himself with two of his kids in full Liverpool kit at an *extremely* Tory-looking event in Corston, near Bath. 

The image drew an inevitably strong response from supporters of the Merseyside club in some quarters.

Rees-Mogg is well-known for his investment banking exploits earlier in his career, making his sons...full-kit banker's children, amirite?

Robert Halfon - Chelsea

It's seems Tories really like Chelsea.

Despite hailing from north London, the MP for Harlow in Essex is an avid Chelsea fan, and also likes curry and watches, apparently.

His Twitter cover photo is also him with Arnold Schwarzenegger who is sucking down on a cigar. *Shrug*

Karen Bradley - Man City

Hailing from Staffordshire, Karen Bradley unsurprisingly supports one of the Manchester sides.

Bradley was sacked as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in July after being widely criticised for her lack of understanding of the country's politics.

Meanwhile, ​Man City boss Pep Guardiola is coming under scrutiny for a lack of understanding of how to defend.

John Bercow - Arsenal


The season ticket-holder has been a Gooner since 1971 and regularly referenced his beloved Arsenal and mocked their north London rivals Tottenham during his time as Speaker of the House of Commons, which came to an end in early November.

He's even appeared on Arsenal Fan TV, for God's sake. He bloody loves it.

For a man who seemingly loves orderrrrr, it is strange that he supports a team in complete disarray. Each to their own I suppose.


Jeremy Corbyn​ - Arsenal

Jeremy Corbyn

Just like every other left-wing, liberal Londoner you've ever met, Jeremy Corbyn supports ​Arsenal.

He probably has the 'bruised banana' away kit from 1991 tucked away in his wardrobe.

However, all is not as it seems. Corbyn reportedly grew up supporting Wolves - the closest top-flight team to his hometown Newport in Shropshire - before switching allegiances when he moved to north London in 1971.

The Labour leader and Islington resident can often be seen down at the Emirates, watching over the disarray and infighting of the side in red. Sounds familiar, somehow.

Sadiq Khan - Liverpool


Just like every other person who lives in/is from the south and doesn't support Arsenal or Manchester United, Sadiq Khan is a Liverpool supporter.

That's right. Mayor of London, Liverpool supporter. At least this means Khan doesn't have to bulls**t about his allegiances like a certain former London Mayor.

However, all jokes aside, Khan's reasons for supporting the Reds are actually very poignant. After he and his family experienced racism when going to watch the London clubs, Khan fell in love with the Reds by watching them from the comfort of his own home.

“Back then it wasn’t safe for somebody looking like me to go onto the terraces so in the 1980s I’d watch my football on TV, on Match of the Day and the other programmes," he explained to the Liverpool Echo"I became a Liverpool fan because they were playing such great football at the time and winning."

David Lammy - Tottenham

​Tottenham born and bred, prominent Labour Party member David Lammy is another who keeps it very local with his support of Spurs.

Lammy has been MP for the area for 20 years, since he was just 27 years old.

Rebecca Long-Bailey - Man Utd

Having grown up in the shadow of Old Trafford, Labour's Rebecca Long-Bailey is inevitably a ​Man Utd supporter. Fair enough.

The MP for Salford and Eccles is also a big Star Wars fan.

Ed Miliband - Leeds United

Alex Ferguson,Ed Miliband

Although he was born in London, the MP for Doncaster fell in love with the ​Whites when his family moved to the Yorkshire city when he was a young boy.

In 2012, Miliband cancelled a speech because he was 'ill' before being spotted at a football match the next day. Not a great look, being the reverse James Maddison (erm, kinda).

Toby Perkins - Sheffield United & Chesterfield

Towering Toby backs two teams - Chesterfield, where he is MP, and ​Sheffield United.

Although he was born in Reading, Perkins played rugby in Sheffield and has lived in Chesterfield all his adult life.

The town's MP spoke passionately when Chesterfield were relegated from the football league in 2018, saying: "Well publicised errors destroyed many fans' trust in the current regime."

Brexit Party

Nigel Farage - Crystal Palace

Nigel Farage

Unfortunately for ​Crystal Palace fans, Nigel Farage has nailed his divisive colours to their mast.

In an interview in 2014 Farage revealed he wasn't that keen on football, but was a proud Palace fan nonetheless.

He prefers rugby, obviously.

Paul Nuttall - Played for Tranmere youth

The person on this list who came closest to actually playing is Paul Nuttalls of the UKIPs - yeah, the one who told a number of 'false truths' and didn't last a year in the job.

Hailing from Liverpool, Nuttall played for Tranmere Rovers at youth level - although he suggested he played for them professionally later on.

While it's not known who he actually supports, it's likely he'd tell you what you whatever you wanted to hear.

Lib Dems

Chuka Umunna - Crystal Palace

While his party's leader Jo Swinson has perhaps wisely kept her cards close to her chest as a Glaswegian, Labour defector Umunna is a Crystal Palace fan. For now. He's been part of three political parties this year, so who knows?

The MP for Streatham has close ties with the club, having attended matches with his late father, and even worked in the box office on matchdays as a teenager selling tickets to away fans.

In 2017, Umunna revealed he had once denied entry to a Port Vale fan after he abused him.

Vince Cable - York City

When he wasn't moaning about the economy, the former MP for Twickenham was likely thinking about his beloved York City.

The sports-mad politician rather poetically explained his lifelong affliction in the Daily Mail: "My long-suffering wife Rachel has learned that our weekends have to be organised not just around my politics but also Match Of The Day, rugby internationals and Tiger Woods.

"I was introduced early to the excitements of heaving crowds on the terraces, the crescendos of noise and fierce loyalty to the local football club – York City, then a good side which I followed to a cup semi-final against Jackie Milburn’s Newcastle." Lovely.


Nicola Sturgeon - Ayr United

Nicola Sturgeon,Shelley Kerr

Like her Lib Dem counterpart, Nicola Sturgeon has also swerved controversy in backing either of the Old Firm by coming out as an Ayr United supporter.

Fair enough considering Scotland's First Minister comes from Irvine, just down the coast from Ayr.

Ian Blackford - Hibernian

Born in Edinburgh, Ian Blackford is another Scot who avoids the Old Firm, although some Hearts fans may be angered by his support of Hibs.

Blackford also follows Scotland far and wide as a member of the Tartan Army - something of a thankless task at present.

Green Party

Caroline Lucas - Brighton?

While she has never technically nailed her colours to their mast, Caroline Lucas has publicly backed the ​Seagulls and shown her support of their progress in recent years.

Considering she is from Worcester, it may be that Brighton are her adopted club.

Magid Magid - Sheffield United

The hugely popular former Lord Mayor of Sheffield - the first Muslim to hold the position - supports the red and white side of the city. The man who wore a t-shirt with the words 'Donald Trump is a Wasteman' emblazoned on it is a Blades fan.

Speaking to ​Huck Maga​zine, the 30-year-old said: "You can’t represent everybody, that’s just a fact. Someone asked me on Twitter which football team I supported, and I said Sheffield United, since then I have been getting abuse from Sheffield Wednesday fans."

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