Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur: Jeremy Corbyn is bridging one of the most bitter divides in football

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Monday 09 November 2015 10:40
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After attending the Remembrance Day services at the Cenotaph in central London on Sunday afternoon, Jeremy Corbyn not only found time to take pictures with veterans and read a Wilfred Owen poem in his north London constituency, but he also went to watch his favourite football team: Arsenal.

The Labour leader was approached by a man near the Emirates stadium, where Corbyn had been attending a protest about low pay, before the team's game against bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

As the man went for a handshake, here's what was said:

Man:

I'm a Spurs fan, Mr Corbyn.

Corbyn:

Oh.

Man:

You've got to be our next prime minister.

Corbyn:

Thank you.

Man:

You have to be.

Corbyn:

Even for a Spurs supporter?

Man:

Definitely.

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