With Nottingham Forest returning to the top tier of English football, fans have been paid back for their long-suffering support over the last two decades. However, with good times returning to the City Ground, there has been lots of talk of ‘plastic fans’ returning in their swarms to board the Cooper express train to Premier League pastures.
Despite this, Forest do have their fair share of celebrity fans who have followed the Reds through thick and thin. As the Tricky Trees are back in the limelight, powered by the big money of Evangelos Marinakis, we take a look at some of Forest’s most well-known celebrity supporters in order of their reported net worth. Any surprises here?
1. Joe Dempsie - $1m
The Skins and Game of Thrones star is well known for his adoration of Forest and supposedly has an epic collection of retro Forest gear. In an interview with Sky, he said: “It felt like last season Cooper
was the Klopp of the Championship. He has found a club that suits him perfectly. He has this intrinsic understanding that the team is everyone associated with the club, fans included.”
2. Ken Clarke - $1.6m
Former home secretary and chancellor has attended the city ground from the age of 7 and recalls fondly how Brain Clough managed the club in a shoestring budget in his first few seasons. Despite his political responsibilities in the House of Lords, Ken Clarke is regularly seen at The City Ground.
3. LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Bru-C wins the Best Newcomer Award at the MOBO Awards 2022 at OVO Arena Wembley on November 30, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shane Anthony Sinclair/Getty Images)
The Nottingham-based rapper bleeds red. Having recorded his music video for x at the City Ground, Bru-C is as passionate about Forest as it gets. Rather than sit with the big wigs in the box at Wembley, Bru-C was seen letting rip with the 40,000 Forest fans that tore the roof off in the capital. Like the rest of us, he was also seen shedding tears of joy at the final whistle. One of our own.
4. Sue Pollard - $2m
The UK actress and singer has had a career spanning forty five years and is best known for her role in the classic sitcom ‘Hi-De-Hi!’ The Nottingham Girls Academy graduate was seen on one of the many placards at the City Ground during Covid.