No matter what incarnation they may be in at the time, be it the Oakland, Los Angeles, or now Las Vegas Raiders, the Silver and Black are no strangers to having celebrities show off their fandom.
Such notable figures as golfer Tiger Woods, rapper and actor Ice Cube, retired baseball pitcher C.C. Sabathia and even two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks have all professed their fandom for the Raiders at one time or another.
In earlier days, actor James Garner of "Maverick" fame often roamed the Raiders sidelines, including in Super Bowl XI at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
You can now put an emerging swimsuit model on that list as well.
Josephine Skriver, a 27-year-old Victoria’s Secret Angel who is in the 2020 rookie class for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition, is a massive Raiders fan and often represents that by wearing Raiders gear on social media. She even wore a Raiders jersey to this year’s Super Bowl, captioning the post: “Is it okay to wear your team’s jersey to the super bowl even when they aren’t playing? Because I wear @raiders gear everywhere and don’t care what anyone says.”
Skriver also expressed her feelings regarding the team leaving Oakland, saying, “thank you for everything, Oakland. As someone who isn’t from the country you gave me a sense of belonging. A family away from home. Have had some of my favorite moments here and I want to say thank you. I’m going to miss you a lot. I think most of all I’m going to miss the #raidernation and the life of the tailgating before the games here in Oakland. There was always a sense of magic in the parking lot. The blasting of west coast hip hop.. the smell of the charcoal grills… This team and its fans make this sport so much more than just a game. This is a lifestyle. Can’t wait to see you all in Vegas.”
Spoken like the words of a true fan, indeed. If you want to see more of Skriver’s Raiders postings, check out the links listed here, and you can also check her out when the 2020 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine is released on July 21.
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