The Tory leader called Norwich a ‘nice family club’ and praised joint majority shareholder Delia Smith
She also said that the Conservatives need to channel the spirit of Leeds legend Don Revie if they’re to beat Keir Starmer’s Labour in the next general election, which got a better reaction from the audience.
However, the reaction on social media from Norwich fans was far from positive.
“The last thing this lovely city needs is sodding Liz Truss announcing she's a Norwich City supporter. Think I'll move,” one wrote.
“Liz Truss, stop saying that you like @NorwichCityFC. No you don’t. I forbid you to like them,” another disgruntled fan said.
\u201cLiz Truss calling Keir Starmer a patronising plastic patriot seconds after declaring her absolute unshakable devotion to her Yorkshire/Leeds heritage and following it up by announcing she\u2019s started supporting Norwich City\u2026 ffs\u2026 dregs not candidates\u201d
\u201cThe last thing this lovely city needs is sodding Liz Truss announcing she's a Norwich City supporter. Think I'll move.\u201d
— \ud83d\udc7e Lee Brown \ud83d\udc7e\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@\ud83d\udc7e Lee Brown \ud83d\udc7e\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6)
\u201cMassive Norwich fan Liz Truss says she loves getting down to Loftus Road to cheer on the Robins.\u201d
— Copa Nodgertadores \ud83c\udde8\ud83c\uddf1 \ud83c\udde7\ud83c\uddf7 (@Copa Nodgertadores \ud83c\udde8\ud83c\uddf1 \ud83c\udde7\ud83c\uddf7)
\u201c@trussliz on behalf of Norwich supporter's, please stop.\n#NCFC\u201d
— Sam O \ud83d\udcdd (@Sam O \ud83d\udcdd)
Truss and former chancellor Rishi Sunak are went up against each other to become the new Prime Minister following Boris Johnson’s resignation as Tory leader - with Liz Truss winning.
During the event, Truss was also asked if she believed Love Island needed “reining in” due to complaints of “misogynistic bullying” – and she said she was “completely horrified” by the ITV2 show and could only bear to watch it for “10 minutes”.
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