The Chicago Bears have officially taken over London. Or perhaps at least the North. In town to face the Oakland Raiders, the Bears (3-1) and Raiders (2-2) each had numerous fans in attendance–although early on, it’s looking like Bears fans far outnumber Raiders fans in attendance. After taking the field to warm up for their first international game in London since 2011, it was evident just how many fans were there for Chicago.
Legendary Bears’ running back Walter Payton’s son Jarrett posted on Twitter prior to the game about how surprised he was to see numerous people from multiple countries sporting his father’s jersey:
Bears players also had a bit of fun pregame, including Cordarrelle Patterson, who played catch with fans in the stands and took selfies with them. The Bears’ injured starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who is not playing in the game due to a sprained left shoulder, signed autographs for fans in attendance and seemed to be in good spirits before the game.
The Bears and their fans in attendance were clearly having a good time, but there was one fan specifically who caught the eye of many–an extremely famous fan in who happened to be a native to England and the star of one of the biggest television shows on television over the last 20 years. A fan who let it be know that she’s loyal to House Nagy.
The Queen of the North is Rooting for the Bears
Actress Sophie Turner, who played Queen of the North Sansa Stark on the mega-hit HBO series Game of Thrones, went viral when she was seen a few hours before the game wearing an Anthony Miller jersey and clearly cheering for the Chicago Bears:
“For the Bears fans, I’m here, I’m repping you, shout out, Chicago Bears,” Turner said in a video shared by the Chicago Bears official Twitter account. With a Bears helmet in one hand and a football in the other, Turner seemed quite enthusiastic about being at the game. No word yet as to whether second-year wide receiver Anthony Miller, whose jersey she was wearing, is her favorite player.
Fans Have Fun With Sansa Stark, Bears Fan
Bears fans and sports media on Twitter had a lot of fun with Turner repping the Bears, as she put it. Reporter Dov Kleiman suggested that ratings for the game could get a boost should the Queen of the North suit up:
The Bears already have several famous fans including Bill Murray, Ashton Kutcher, and Jeff Garlin. We’ll add Emmy nominee Sophie Turner to the list–at least for today.
Whether the fun continues for the Bears against the Raiders will be revealed soon enough.