Will Ferrell pictured at Portsmouth vs Tranmere after being invited to join club chief Breck Eisner in directors’ box


MOVIE star Will Ferrell saw an Anchorman shine for Portsmouth after accepting an invitation from Pompey’s owner – former Disney supremo Michael Eisner.

Elf actor Ferrell looked on from the directors’ box with pal Breck Eisner as Ben Close and defensive midfielder Tom Naylor sealed Pompey‘s first win of the season.

Portsmouth then tweeted a photo of Ferrell centre stage amid their dressing-room celebrations, along with the caption “Stay Classy” – the catchphrase of his Anchorman character.

Former Watford star Kenny Jackett has been the Megamind behind Pompey’s push to return to at least the Championship, having lost to Sunderland in the play-off semi-finals last term.

And no doubt Pompey have been inspired by another Old School club Sheffield United rising back to the top.

The Blades of Glory launched their first season back in the top flight today by snatching a late draw at Bournemouth.

And along the south coast Ferrell watched Portsmouth strike in each half to beat promoted Rovers 2-0.

Alongside Ferrell were the main men behind club backers Tornante, the investment company owned by Michael Eisner.

Fellow Pompey directors Breck and Eric Eisner, plus Andy Redman, were at Fratton Park amid a crowd of 18,575.

And Portsmouth’s snap of Ferrell in the dressing-room sparked a torrent of memes on social media.

But one fan urged club chiefs: “Nice win today. Tell Will it’s Football not soccer ⚽😜😂”.

Other comments included: “Love it, hope to see him back at Fratton again soon” and “This is like your Christmas, birthday and everything together right.”



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