Hey Björn, throw us some Kronas
"And even today I'm a huge Charlton fan. I follow them all over, it doesn't matter where I am in the world."
It is old news that Björn Borg is an Addick but it gave me a real kick to see his interview on the OS this morning. When I was a kid he was always my favourite tennis player and finding out in later life that he was a closet Charlton fan propelled him into higher esteem.
It was interesting to read that he credit's his grandfather with his love of Charlton. We have a lot of supporters in Sweden
and I wonder if it had something to do with Hans Jeppson
playing for us in the early 50's. Jeppson is considered by most fans of a certain age, to be one of the best all-time overseas players that we've ever had. He was also the first Swede to play in England.
When I hear of these famous people supporting Charlton my first reaction is for them to stick some money into the club. Private investment from a wealthy fan is a preference we would all like to see but from what I remember Borg, who does live in the tax-haven of Monaco, has very little left of his wealth made from prize money, sponsorship and endorsements
after an expensive divorce and some failed business activities. Oh well best tap up Garry Bushell then.