Pop Singer Ed Sheeran Emphatically Celebrates Ipswich Town's Premier League Promotion

Nov 7, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Musician Ed Sheeran and Comedian Chris Rock sit at curtsied
Nov 7, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Musician Ed Sheeran and Comedian Chris Rock sit at curtsied / Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Pop singer Ed Sheeran is in town for Sunday's Miami Grand Prix, as he's one of several musical artists set to perform at the Hard Rock Beach Club on Saturday ahead of the big race.

Despite his very busy schedule this weekend, Sheeran was locked into the match between his longtime favorite soccer club Ipswich Town and Huddersfield. After Ipswich Town took the match 2–0 on Saturday, the club secured its unexpected promotion back to the Premier League for the first time in 22 years.

Clips of Sheeran celebrating the win went viral on social media early Saturday morning.

Sheeran has been the club's shirt sponsor for the last three years and has a close relationship with several players on the roster. Sheeran reportedly FaceTimed several players on Saturday after the victory from his hotel in Miami.

The pop singer relayed the significance of Premier League promotion to the Ipswich area in England.

"Just outside of Ipswich, I've seen it go through really difficult times, and I know that being in the Premier League is going to bring, not just real excitement to the football club, but also real excitement and joy to the town to lift it up, which is really important," Sheeran said in an interview with ESPN.

It's safe to say that Sheeran and all of Ipswich Town's supporters will bask in this victory in the weeks and months to come.

For the first time in two decades, Ipswich Town is back playing with major powers in the sport.


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