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Barack Obama requests visit West Ham’s stadium

by | 1st, April 2009

AS if he didn’t already a busy enough G20 schedule, Barack Obama has set aside a couple of hours to pay a visit to Upton Park, home of West Ham United.

Obama is a self-confessed West Ham fan, since a visit to Britain six years ago – some of his English relatives are Hammers, prompting the U.S. President to adopt the club as his go-to Premier League team.

This afternoon, after French leader Nicolas Sarkozy  and Germanys’ Angela Merkel have held a press conference, Obama will be whisked by helicopter to east London, where he will be given a half-hour tour of Upton Park by manager Gianfranco Zola. Obama will then return for his meeting with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, at 5.30pm.

Good to see he has his priorities straight.

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