Kazuchika Okada won’t let Tony Khan forget that he is a Manchester City fan.
Along with his AEW responsibilities, Khan is the co-owner of Fulham FC, who were recently promoted to the English Premier League from the EFL Championship. This ultimately means they will go head-to-head with Manchester City twice in the EPL next season and Khan mentioned during the AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door media call that Okada keeps reminding him he is a Manchester City supporter.
“For fun, he must have told me 17 times that he’s a Manchester City fan. [laughs]. I get it, Okada, you like Manchester City. He’s great. I really liked hanging out with him and I know I’ll be talking to him when Fulham plays Man City, which is a tough game, that’s the toughest game in the business. He’ll be letting me know what he thinks about that one. I hope Fulham can get a good result there. I always want Fulham to get a good result but now, I’d love to have some bragging rights wth Okada, especially against, arguably the best football club in the world,” Khan said.
Football’s popularity has continued to grow in Japan since the 2002 World Cup was held there and in South Korea.
Manchester City are one of the top football teams in England and they have won the Premier League in four of the last five seasons.
H/T to Fightful