LONDON (KTVI)-FOX 2 is your home of the Rams. St. Louis and its football team are on the world stage this week, as the team takes on the New England Patriots in London Sunday. Rams fans are coming from around the world for the game.
London’s Trafalgar Square was wall to wall fans Sunday. NFL supporters were sporting jerseys from nearly every team in the league. That includes the Rams. Fans of the Blue and Gold from around the globe were on hand, a couple from St. Louis celebrating a 70th birthday, a Canadian who came from Qatar in the Middle East, where he’s a teacher , and a father and son from Scotland, who we met at Buckingham Palace down the street. Bill Hanley has actually been to St. Louis to see the Rams. Hopefully son Harry will someday, too.
“I started liking them because they had the colors of my favorite soccer team ,” Manley admitte
Shane McDonald is from Canada, but he came to London from Qatar where he works.
“This is awesome. It`s a lot easier for me to get here than it is to St. Louis. A 7 hour flight for us, as opposed to like, around the world.”
Former Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce says the show of support is a good thing.
“That tells you the growth of this game. It`s getting bigger; becoming global. You`ll see a lot more of that.,” says Bruce.
Some folks from St. Louis have been upset by the Rams taking a home game away from the Edward Jones Dome to London’s Wembly Stadium, saying it is unfair to local fans and season ticket holders. But former Ram Torry Holt disagrees.
“I can understand the fans back in St. Louis having some complaints about taking away a home game,” says Holt. “But being able to take the St. Louis rams, the city, the team, the league, internationally, it`s really, really huge. I think it’s great for everybody. Look at from that perspective. Look at it from the big picture.”
Holt says this is like taking the Super Bowl on the road. And he should know, he played in two Super Bowls for the Rams.
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