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Shane Warne started supporting Chelsea 26 years ago just to save his own life

Rohit Menon
7.81K   //    02 Aug 2015, 16:20 IST
Shane Warne also expects the Community Shield to be a competitive affair

Australian cricketing legend Shane Warne had revealed his love for Chelsea and why he started following the Blues ahead of their Community Shield fixture against Arsenal at Wembley. The former leg-spinner has been Chelsea fan ever since he attended his first game at the Stamford Bridge 26 years ago.

He shared a hilarious story about how he started supporting the Blues, although it seems that he was forced into making the decision rather hastily due to the fear of losing his life.

Speaking to Kicca, the 45-year-old explained the incident: 

“I’m a big Chelsea fan. How I came about supporting Chelsea was in 1989 when I was playing league cricket over here in Bristol.

“We caught the train up to Stamford Bridge and I remember Chelsea lost the game, we were on the tube on the way home trying to get back to Bristol and this guy came back running to me with his scarf and asked who I support.

I sort of looked down on him and in his right hand he had this knife, so I said Chelsea and he kept running down the rest of the station so that’s why I’m a Chelsea supporter!”

Warne’s son’s favourite player is Eden Hazard

Warne also spoke about his son’s love for soccer and FIFA, and shared his child’s experiences when Chelsea were on a tour of Australia. 

“When they did their Australian leg of their tour, they played in Australia, took my son into the changing rooms. He met a few of the boys, Hazard was his favourite player, and I was really appreciative of that. My boy loves soccer and he loved meeting the guys.” he said.

The former leg-spinner is also a big Jose Mourinho fan, and admitted that the Chelsea manager is a wonderful character who is good for the game. He added that the Portuguese tactician has got the respect of the players at the club and really knows how to manage his team well.

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