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American celebrities warm to AFL clubs

General NewsIn the past couple of weeks some big names from the US threw their weight behind AFL clubs.

Al Gore, former US presidential candidate best known in Australia for his documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" on global warming, nominated Collingwood as his AFL club of choice, as reported in the Herald Sun's article Crusader warms to Magpies.

Also former American Idol and pop superstar Kelly Clarkson became a Geelong supporter during her recent tour, as reported in the Herald Sun article Kelly Backs Geelong.

While it makes a good publicity stunt to nominate an AFL team, international celebrities discovering our unique Australian game helps raise awareness - this is especially so in the United States, where awareness of the game is growing but it is still very often confused with rugby.

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American celebrities warm to AFL clubs
Authored by: Troy Thompson on Monday, October 01 2007 @ 02:25 pm ACST
Nathalia Ramos from the Bratz movie recently reported as a Hawthorn Football Club fan - article here http://www.thewest.com.au/aapstory.aspx?StoryName=418135
American celebrities warm to AFL clubs
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Monday, October 01 2007 @ 04:06 pm ACST

Sources at Carlton tell us Daniel Radcliffe took an interest in the Blues while in
Australia filming "December Boys", however their attempts to get him in front of
a camera in a Carlton jumper were foiled by his minders.

Maybe when he's 18...

American celebrities warm to AFL clubs
Authored by: Ash Nugent on Monday, October 01 2007 @ 04:42 pm ACST

Clarkson gained a fair bit of respect for including Geelong as part of her 2005 tour of Australia.

American celebrities warm to AFL clubs
Authored by: Troy Thompson on Monday, November 12 2007 @ 09:25 am ACDT
American celebrities warm to AFL clubs
Authored by: Sean Finlayson on Tuesday, October 02 2007 @ 07:51 am ACST

Or maybe Clarkson is just downgrading .... afterall, she hasn't had a number 1 in years and she has been criticised for putting on weight .... still people in Geelong must be buzzing at the moment.