The Crossover: How I fell in love with the Premier League

19 Jun 2024
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Take a look as celebrities such as Filip Forsberg, Chase Rice and Paul Rodriguez share their Premier League stories

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Fandom of the Premier League touches all parts of the world, and especially the United States. 

With that in mind, the Premier League has launched a new digital series, called The Crossover, featuring interviews with American celebrities, musicians, and athletes who have fallen in love with the league.

The series spotlights these personalities in their native spaces — the skate park, the studio, and beyond — offering them a platform to share their Premier League story. After all, fandom comes in all shapes in sizes, including from many of America’s most interesting and influential cultural crossovers.

Filip Forsberg (NHL Player)

Nashville Predators’ star Filip Forsberg is a lifelong Liverpool fan alongside his dad. From rocking an LFC-themed suit at the NHL All-Star game to catching every match he can between his own games, Forsberg’s fandom runs deep. He’ll never forget his first time at Anfield and the memories of watching his favorite player, Steven Gerrard. Forsberg even dishes on which Liverpool player he thinks could be a star not only on the pitch, but also on the ice. 

Paul Rodriguez (Pro Skateboarder)

World-renowned skateboarder Paul Rodriguez sat down with the Premier League at his private skate park in Los Angeles to talk about his amazing experiences with the league. From his first-ever Premier League match at Emirates Stadium, to skating at Stamford Bridge, P-Rod has a deep connection to the game. All that’s left is for Erling Haaland to come skate with him! 

Guillermo Andrade (Fashion Designer)

The Premier League and soccer are intertwined with streetwear fashion, and designer Guillermo Andrade finds himself right at the center of that intersection. A diehard Arsenal fan, it was one of his crowning achievements to collaborate with the club in designing one of their kits. Andrade spoke about the many similarities between fashion design and soccer, how he watches his Gunners every week, and the growth of players from all over the world coming to the Premier League. 

Chase Rice (Country Music Artist)

When he isn’t jamming out to sold out crowds, country music star Chase Rice is likely to be hunkered down watching his beloved Manchester City. Rice has felt the love from Man City ever since he attended his first game and has become obsessed. Even when he’s on the road touring, Rice’s tour bus is decked out to be the ultimate mobile Premier League viewing area, never missing one of his club’s matches.

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