He's been banging on about his love of Saints for years. Now one of the city’s most famous sons, Coldplay’s Will Champion is happy to beat the drum and lead fellow fans in the fight to save the club in its hour of need, reports the Southern Daily Echo.
The drummer – pictured left with youngsters from Cantell School in Bassett, Southampton – is backing the Daily Echo’s Save Our Saints campaign, calling on all fans to pull together to ensure all is done on and off the pitch to avoid the disaster of going down or worse still, out of business. “More than ever, it’s important that people get to the games and it’s time to give their support however they can,” said Will, 30.
“I still have a season ticket with my dad, and although I don’t get to as many games as I would like because we’re so busy, I’ll be going to as many of the remaining games as I can.”
Although he says he doesn’t have enough money to step in and buy the club himself, Will did say he could try to take his bandmates up on an offer made before they became global superstars. During an interview backstage at the V Festival in 2000, lead singer Chris Martin said he would buy Saints for Will when they were asked what they would do if they became mega-rich rock stars.
“I don’t remember that, but it would be nice – I think I’ll give Chris a ring and remind him,” said Will.
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