Tom Hanks ‘came to see Arsenal crumble’ as Hollywood star celebrates Villa goal

Actor Tom Hanks was spotted going wild in the crowd at Villa Park after Ollie Watkins gave his side the lead against Arsenal.

The American is a self-confessed Aston Villa supporter and was spotted posing for photographs with fellow Villains fans as he entered the stadium earlier today.

Following Watkins' stunning fifth-minute opener, Hanks was pictured with his hand on his head with a look of joyous disbelief splashed across his face, and fans on social media were absolutely loving it.

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"Look at Tom Hanks go! What a legend," wrote one Villa fan on Twitter. "Tom Hanks is absolutely loving life hahah," said another while a third wrote: "Wait, is that actually Tom Hanks? What a guy."

A dejected Arsenal fan tweeted: "Tom Hanks came here to see us die."

Another supporter joked: "Thought he'd be a Forest fan," referring to the famous role Hanks played in the movie Forrest Gump.

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It’s understood to be the first time Hanks, 66, has attended Villa Park since he declared his love for the club back in 2008, though he has attended a pre-season game before, against the Portland Timbers out in the States in the summer of 2012.

In a TV interview in 2013, the Toy Story and Saving Private Ryan icon spoke of his support of Villa, saying: "I try to keep up.

"I have a very good friend that lives and dies by Aston Villa, he's in Los Angeles as well, so I'm always getting my updates from him.

"Because I can never figure out what channel the football match is on on my grid at home … I can never quite find it."


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