Jackman regrets missing football investment

Author WENN
10 October 2011
Jackman regrets missing football investment

Hugh Jackman will always regret turning down an opportunity to invest in his beloved football club, because the team went on a winning run after he rejected the deal.

The Aussie actor's mother lives in Norwich and he has become a fan of Norwich City Football Club over the years, even visiting the team's home ground, Carrow Road.

He was offered the chance to become a part-owner of the club a year ago, but turned the offer down.

The team subsequently won a promotion which elevated them to playing in England's top league, and Jackman admits he should have accepted the deal.

He tells BBC Radio Five Live, "Sometimes I make big mistakes. I got a letter about a year ago saying, 'Being such a huge Norwich City fan would I like to be a celebrity investor?', like a small part-owner. I said, 'I think that's a little stretched, I've been to Carrow Road once, my mum took me', so I decided not to invest. And since then they're on a run, so what do I know?

"People say to me about these underdog stories in Hollywood, 'It never happens in real life', but hey, Norwich City are in the Premier League."

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