Hollywood Actor Idris Elba Spotted Watching Newcastle Southampton Game in Director’s Box

Hollywood Actor Idris Elba Spotted Watching Newcastle Southampton Game in Director’s Box

Elijah Odetokun
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:24 PM
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  • Newcastle United beat Southampton over two legs to reach the final of the Carabao Cup
  • It is the club's first final in almost three decades, a quick turn around since the Saudis took over
  • Fans were treated to the delight of the game and also the presence of a Hollywood celebrity

Newcastle United made it two wins over two legs over Southampton, 3-1 on aggregate to proceed to the final of the Carabao Cup, their first major final since 1995 and the first under Saudi owners.

Eddie Howe has masterminded a remarkable turnaround at the club who currently sit third in the Premier League table and will play at Wembley in the final against one of Manchester United or Nottingham Forest.

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Hollywood Actor Idris Elba spotted at Premier League stadium St. James Park. Photo by Hollie Adams.
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The match at St. James Park was delightful as the Toons ran out 2-1 winners despite a late Bruno Guimaraes red card. Fans were also treated to the sight of a Hollywood actor Idris Elba, as reported by Daily Star.

Reactions to Idris Elba at St. James Park

The Hollywood A-list actor Idris Elba was spotted in the director's box at Newcastle United's home stadium for their 2-1 win over Southampton, as he was picked up by Sky Sports cameras as noted by Sun UK.

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As reported by Newcastle World, about 34,000 of the club fans could not get tickets to the match as there were too many in the queue for the bidding, which has sparked reactions from fans as to why a celebrity who is an Arsenal fan got in.

@gingerPirlo wrote:

I couldn't get a ticket but Luther bags himself a prime one. OK

@MozzaNUFC wrote:

New 3rd choice striker?

@BirdsallAlex tweeted:

I cant be the only one thinking ... How the f**k did Idris Elba get a ticket for the toon

@derekth wrote:

lot of toon fans couldnt get a ticket wonder why

@GavLeeWilkinson wrote:

He is an Arsenal fan, why is he there?!

It is not the first time the actor, who is also a DJ, was spotted around a Premier League club or stadium. He attended an Arsenal FA Cup game in January 2022.

Jordan invests in Bournemouth

Sports Brief earlier reported that actor Michael B. Jordan invested in Premier League club Bournemouth and is part of the minority owners.

The club's takeover was completed by American businessman Mick Foley, who acquired 50.1% in December to become the majority owner.

He was spotted at Stamford Bridge on December 27, where Bournemouth took on Chelsea, a 2-1 loss in their first Premier League game back after the World Cup.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.