21 musicians and the football clubs they support
#1 Roger Waters and David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) – Arsenal
‘Four-star caviar daydream/ Think I’ll buy me a football team’, wrote Roger Waters on the song ‘Money’ by Pink Floyd. We don’t really know whether he was being serious or sarcastic, but one thing is for certain that Roger Waters and David Gilmour are both Arsenal fans.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have and should have heard of Pink Floyd – one of the pioneers of psychedelic rock music. Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason are the four geniuses that made up the band before they separated. Their album ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’, alone sold more than 250 million copies worldwide and remains the band’s hallmark album.
David Gilmour was quoted in an interview saying that he was a season-ticket holder at Highbury, “I did have season tickets at the Arsenal for quite a few years. That was around the time they won the double. I'm sort of a really fickle football fan. I watch any team that's doing well and become unfaithful when they're not. But I do have a soft spot for Arsenal.”
Although the song, ‘The Gunners’ Dream’ on ‘The Final Cut’ was about WWII and the IRA attacks in the UK in 1982, the title was apparently aptly decided by the two Arsenal fans Waters and Gilmour, to serve as a hint at their favourite football club.
Pink Floyd used Liverpool's infamous chant ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ in their song ‘Fearless’, leading many people to believe that perhaps the Floyd were Liverpool fans, but that is not the case.
Roger Waters recently confirmed the fact that he is a Gunner, in a video on social media, highlighting an incident that took place in Gaza and what Celtic fans did in response to it. Towards the end of the video, he says, “I’m an Arsenal supporter myself”.