Spurs supporter tells Arsenal fan Jeremy Corbyn ‘you've got to be Prime Minister’

The Labour leader was attending a protest outside the ground in support of the London living wage

Ryan Ramgobin@ryanramgobin
Monday 09 November 2015 13:04
Tottenham fan tells Jeremy Corbyn he has to be the next Prime Minister

The allure of Jeremy Corbyn has proved strong enough to bridge one of English football’s bitter rivalries.

After attending Remembrance Day services at the Cenotaph in central London and in his constituency of Islington North, the Labour leader watched his beloved Arsenal host neighbours Tottenham Hotspurs at The Emirates Stadium.

Before the local derby began, Mr Corbyn attended a protest outside the ground in support of the London living wage.

At the demonstration, a Spurs fan approached the Labour leader, shook his hand and told Mr Corbyn “you've got to be our Prime Minister”.

Mr Corbyn told the fan he would do his best – to which the supporter replied: "You have to be.”

The moment of harmony proved to be an isolated one, with Spurs allegedly smashing urinals inside the stadium. It came after Arsenal supporters damaging a section of the away end at White Hart Lane in September 2015.

The match ended in a 1-1 draw which keeps Arsenal second in the Premier League going into the international break.

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