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PHOTO: Justin Bieber is now a… Southend United fan

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Southend-on-Sea is home to the world’s longest pleasure pier and actress Helen Mirren hails from the seaside town in Essex, England.

It is also home to the club supported by Justin Bieber. No, seriously. He’s a Shrimper.

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During a trip to London over the weekend Bieber was pictured with a Southend shirt, and the club have Tweeted that out from their official account.

Now, before fans of the Shrimpers get too excited, we have seen Bieber wearing Chelsea, Barcelona and Everton kits in the past but the fact that he’s giving some love to a League One side is pretty cool.

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The love is being reciprocated as Bieber has been interacting with some of Southend’s players after they revealed they play his music all the time and forward Ryan Leonard “can’t stop scoring” since Bieber’s new single was released. Leonard even celebrate his latest goal against Sheffield United with a Bieber inspired dance move. This is all getting a bit serious.

So, are the “Beliebers” out there ready to jump on the promotion bandwagon with Phil Brown’s side just outside the playoff spots? Southend are enjoying quite a return to the third-tier following their promotion from League Two last season.

Maybe Bieber can return for a celebratory concert at Roots Hall at the end of the season…

“A-Rod’s Having A Baby”: Young USWNT fan salvages Bieber hit

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I hesitate to link you to this because it’s been stuck in my head for two days. I suppose that’s inevitable given the melody, one that Justin Bieber rode to his breakthrough hit, but don’t let that association disuade you from giving this video a try. Abby O’Connor, a young U.S. Women’s National Team fan, totally salvages “Baby,” and although this is destined to play on repeat in your head, it’s totally worth it.

In case you missed it, national team forward Amy Rodriguez is expecting her first child in late summer and will miss the upcoming NWSL season. To celebrate , O’Connor has honored her with this song, with lyrics combining a number of national team memes along with some factoids you may not have known about the 26-year-old attacker.

Looking through her YouTube channel, you see O’Connor’s a pretty diehard fan, her songs about the team stretching back over seven months. This one, however, is O’Connor’s best work yet.

From the video’s page:

You know you love her, is it the hair?
Just mention fishtail, and A-Rod’s there.
Maybe a side braid? Or just a bun?
Play 90 minutes those things still won’t come undone.

Is it the accents? Girl, quit plain’.
Is that Russian? What are you sayin’?
Said “there’s another”, but won’t tweet the surprise.
A New Kid with a kid for the first time.

She’s havin’ a baby, baby, baby, OH
An A-Rod version Reece Rampone!
An Amy, Amy 2.0!
Congratulations Mom-Rod, we’re so excited.

A baby, baby, baby, OH
An A-Rod version Reece Rampone!
An Amy, Amy 2.0
Congratulations Mom-Rod, we’re so excited.