One of Will Ferrell’s signature bits on “Saturday Night Live” was his cheerleader character, and in real life he’s no slouch when it comes to whipping up crowds at sporting events.
That was the case on Sunday when the “Anchorman” star led 22,000 screaming soccer fans in a rousing chant during the LA Football Club’s home game against the Vancouver Whitecaps.
“Jump for LA Football Club! Ole! Ole!” Ferrell chanted, leading the rambunctious crowd.
Farrell’s enthusiasm isn’t just because he’s a huge soccer fan (he is), but also because he’s part owner of the LAFC, which wound up tying Vancouver 2-2.
The 51-year-old comedian revealed himself as one of the team’s owners back in 2016, along with Malaysian billionaire Vincent Tan and venture capitalist Henry Nguyen.
As GQ reported at the time, Ferrell was on hand for an unveiling of the team’s logos and colours during a ceremony at Union Station in downtown L.A.
“This is not a joke, I’m actually a member of this fine ownership group. I’ve never been a part-owner of anything,” Ferrell told the crowd, before pausing to offer a brief correction. “I’m still a part owner of an ’84 Toyota Camry with my brother.”
Check out some social media reaction to Ferrell’s cheerleading: