Which football team does Idris Elba support? Fans are wondering about the iconic UK actor’s sports team preference. Here’s everything we know.

Idris Elba, best known for his portrayal of the gruff DCI John Luther in the BBC’s hit TV series Luther has seen his star continuously rise in recent years.

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Aside from Luther, one of Elba’s most notable roles include the villainous Brixton in Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw and The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, in the 2017 adaption of Stephen King’s epic fantasy book series, The Dark Tower.

More recently, Elba is set to feature as the mercenary Bloodsport in the upcoming DC Comics reboot of The Suicide Squad. According to CBR, Bloodsport is infamous for shooting Superman with a Kryptonite bullet.

According to IMDB, Idris Elba was born in the East London borough of Hackney. This might suggest he supports a London club like West Ham United? Maybe even Chelsea, or Tottenham?

Well, it’s complicated…

Which football team does Idris Elba support?

  • Idris Elba supports Arsenal and confirmed this in a tweet in 2014, when asked the same question by a fan.

Elba actually featured in a promotional video for Adidas revealing the new Arsenal kit at the start of the 2019/20 season.

He featured in the video alongside current Arsenal players Mesut Özil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as well as club legend Ian Wright.

According to a line from the video, Elba could have in fact played for Arsenal. Maybe Mikel Arteta will make a late bid for the actor…

Elba joins the likes of Star Wars actor Daisy Ridley, comedians Alan Davies and Matt Lucas and vocal Arsenal supporter Piers Morgan in his preference for the North London club.

Four Four Two also included Elba in a feature about famous fans of Premier League clubs in 2019.

So, now you know which football team Idris Elba supports. You’re welcome!

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