Prince William accused of ‘pretending to like football’ in viral video
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While you might presume he's more at home with a croquet mallet in his hand, it seems there's nothing more Prince William enjoys than going to the footy with the lads.
However, while the future king is often seen in the stands watching his beloved Aston Villa, some refuse to believe his passion is real.
Bill and son Prince George were spotted over the weekend watching the claret and blues do battle against Nottingham Forest, coming out the victors in a thrilling 2-0 win.
But after photos were released of the prince at the game, some took to social media - because of course - and joked that he is just cosplaying a football fan.
Writing on Twitter, one user said: "Prince William pretending to like football will never stop being funny. He’s got to keep this up for the rest of his life."
However, the comment didn't go down well with a lot of people online, who claimed that William was actually a huge football fan.
Replying to the tweet, one person said: "I think he might manage it - he’s always been an Aston Villa fan and has the president of the Football Association for best part of 20 years."
Another remarked: "What an extraordinary comment. Just maybe he likes football ? Quite a few people do."
"What an utterly ridiculous tweet," slammed a third. "Maybe do a bit more research into his love of the game and reasons for supporting Villa."
While someone else joked: "If he was pretending, why would he pick Villa?"
I mean, they have a point.
Last year, William took to the pitch at Wembley to meet the layers before the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool.
But it didn't all go according to plan for the Duke of Cambridge, who appeared to be booed by the crowd.
Condemning the fans’ reaction, one person tweeted: "Deeply disappointed that they booed #PrinceWilliam yesterday. No existence whatsoever of respect or class.”
Someone else wrote: “Unsurprised Prince William was booed at the FA Cup Final. Many Brits are angry at Camilla becoming Queen, or disappointed in Harry and Megan and or furious at Andrew. The Royals exist by Consent of the Governed but are on thin ice.”
However, many others pointed out that fans also booed the national anthem and a rendition of Christian hymn ‘Abide With Me’, with some speculation that it wasn’t a royal issue, but an establishment issue.
Sharing the footage on Twitter, writer Omid Scobie - who co-authored the Harry and Meghan biography Finding Freedom - said: "An unexpected moment at today's #FACupFinal, where Liverpool fans booed Prince William and National Anthem.
"My understanding (correct me if I'm wrong, Twitter) is that it's still felt there was an establishment cover-up over the Hillsborough disaster and getting justice for it."