FOR some celebrities, attending a sports event is part and parcel of keeping up appearances.
Donald Trump certainly thinks so, and will be on commentary duty for this weekend's fight between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfot with son Don Jr chairing an alternative take on the exhibition bout.
But the former US president isn't the first or only celeb who's weirdly showed up at a sporting event you'd least likely expect them to be at.
From Hollywood stars to pop royalty, these famous faces were surprise guests at venues including Craven Cottage!
Snoop is already one of hip-hop's GOATs. But as a boxing commentator, he's second to none.
The West Coast rapper famously sang a hymn while watching Jake Paul's brutal knockout of Nate Robinson last year.
And recently, he provided his expertise on US TV's Olympics coverage – hilariously accusing a horse of "crip walking" during an equestrian event.
Trump's got his work cutout to follow in the Drop It Like It's Hot singer's shoes.
In movies, Cruise has often shown his love of sport – most notably as a racing car driver in Days of Thunder and a sports agent in Jerry Maguire.
Currently in the UK filming a new Mission:Impossible film, the legendary actor surprised us all when he turned up to three sporting events on the SAME day.
His first stop was the Silverstone GP, before he headed to the Wimbledon final to watch Novak Djokovic.
Later that evening, he was sat next to pal David Beckham cheering on the Three Lions in the Euros final at Wembley.
Imagine inviting the King of Pop to Fulham vs Wigan at Craven Cottage in a League Division Two game on a sunny day in 1999?
That's precisely what former owner Mohamed Al Fayed did, after the late Michael Jackson spent the morning shopping at Harrods.
Then-Fulham boss Kevin Keegan recalled meeting Jacko in his autobiography, when Fayed brought him into the dressing room to meet the players.
He said: "It was pointless trying to continue with my team-talk – the players weren’t listening to a word – so I walked the King of Pop through the corridors of the old Stevenage Road stand to make him a cup of tea in the players’ lounge."
Years later Al Fayed unveiled a statue of Jacko at Craven Cottage – but sadly Fulham's current owners got rid of it.
In fairness to action movie legend Sly, he still carries a torch for the Toffees.
Back in 2007, he appeared at Goodison Park as Everton entertained Reading and waved to fans on the pitch.
He was a good friend of then-club director Robert Earl, who invited him to the game.
Stallone has said in the past he regrets not investing money in the club, and reportedly still follows their games.
LIAM AND NOEL GALLAGHER
When Liam and Noel Gallagher were still talking, they agreed on one thing… they would walk out pal Ricky Hatton for his 2008 fight against Paulie Malignaggi in Las Vegas.
The warring brothers carried out their fellow Mancunian’s IBO and Ring Magazine belts to the ring at the MGM Grand Hotel before he beat his opponent in the 11th round.
Honestly, if you didn't know anything about the sport, you'd have thought it was Liam who was having the scrap – given the gesturing towards the other corner.
The Gallaghers have always meant a lot to Hatton. "When I think of the most important things in my life, there’s my family first and Campbell my son, then I’ve got boxing, next comes Manchester City, then it’s Oasis," he once said.
As hilarious as it is novel.
When rocker Rod Stewart was asked to do the Scottish Cup fifth round draw for the 2016-17 season, no one could've imagined what would've happened next.
His arm spun round, it swooped into the bowl, and he animatedly announced each number with glee.
Later, Rod said he was doing an impression of Rod Hull and his Emu puppet.
He also admitted, he'd had a few.
"I did tell them, I said 'Listen guys when I come and watch the football I do like a bevvy or two'. They said 'Don't worry about it,'" he told the Harry Redknapp Show podcast.
Source: Read Full Article