Hollywood superstar and self confessed Aston Villa fan Tom Hanks has tweeted out his good luck message to the mighty claret and blue, ahead of the play-off final on Saturday against Fulham.
U. T. V. ! The claret and the blue! My part of America cheers you from afar! Hanx. pic.twitter.com/CbHPeXVhfu
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) May 22, 2018
So I decided to formally invite him over! How could he refuse this offer? A balti pie AND to see Aston Villa play? I’ll throw in a front row seat as well, I’m sure he won’t mind getting soaked when it rains?
You should come to a game TH. I’ll shout you a balti pie and a pint. ???? UTV ????✌️
— Vital Villa (@VitalVilla) May 22, 2018
— The HolteEnd Horizon (@HolteendHorizon) May 22, 2018
You absolute hero! ???? UTV #AVFC
— Declan Pierce (@DecPierce) May 22, 2018
— #UTV (@VillaWs1) May 22, 2018
— Steve Atkins ???? (@steveatkins1969) May 22, 2018
The bizarre new Wolves obsession continues though. I don’t get it, we’ve never had a proper rivalry with Wolves, they’ve rarely been in the same division as us! *oooh, snap!*
Wow, one season out of the shadows! Brilliant
— Edward Nye (@EddieNye) May 22, 2018
And it looks like Sarah isn’t a big fan doesn’t it?!
Aston Villa?? Are you joking?? pic.twitter.com/FfvA80qXjl
— Sarah Knowles (@sarahknowles36) May 22, 2018
In a TV interview on Channel 5 in 2013, Hanks spoke of his support of Villa.
“I am. Well I’ve seen one Aston Villa match, it was a friendly in the United States. I try to keep up. I have a very good friend that lives and dies by Aston Villa, he’s in Los Angeles as well, so I’m always getting my updates from him. Because I can never figure out what channel the football match is on on my grid at home – 583, 643, 801? I can never quite find it. Every time I’m looking at the football matches on the soccer channels, as we call it, it’s always West Ham playing Man United, Tottenham v Queens Park Rangers. Bring me Villa, bring me Villa! Doesn’t it sound like a lovely place, Aston Villa? I had a lovely massage at Aston Villa….”