Ranveer Singh attended the Arsenal vs. Chelsea game at the Emirates Stadium and professed his affection for the Arsenal football team, claiming that it was The Invincibles that first sparked his passion for the game.
Prior to Tuesday’s game between Chelsea and Arsenal in 2022–23, Bajirao Mastani star, an ambassador for the English Premier League in India, also had a chance to speak with Patrick Vieira and Cesc Fabregas.
The actor stated, “Since we were born and raised in India, cricket is kind of like a religion for us,” in an interview with Sky Sports. Football is in our blood, but cricket is our sport of choice second to none. India is a large football nation.
The five-time Filmfare Award recipient discussed how the EPL transformed his generation as a whole.
“The English Premier League came (in India) at the turn of the century, around the year 2000. A whole generation got hooked onto this high-quality football. It was around then when I was watching The Invincibles play football. The sport and Arsenal.”
The Invincibles was a nickname given to the 2003-04 EPL winning Arsenal team which Ranveer’s favorite, Patrick Vieira, captained.
“My friend (fellow Bollywood actor) Arjun Kapoor is a brand ambassador of Chelsea in India. And we keep bantering about Arsenal vs Chelsea,” Ranveer added.