Sheffield United and Wednesday's celebrity fans

Celebrity fans
Celebrity fans

Earlier this week, it was somewhat surprisingly revealed that Jackson 5 star Jermaine Jackson is a Sheffield Wednesday fan.

The brother of Michael, who has more recently been turning out on reality TV, responded to a tweet in which he confirmed that he was an Owl (and also had a thing for QPR).

Jackson joins an illustrious list of celebrities who claim allegiance to Wednesday, including Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner and of course, Dick from Dick and Dom.

Not to be outdone, there are many, many famous Blades too, none more so than Sean Bean, plus sporting heroes Jess Enis, Joe Root and Kell Brook.

Matching Jackson in the bizarre stakes is Red Hot Chilli Peppers bass player Flea, who once rocked Sheffield Arena with a rendition of the Greasy Chip Butty song (see video for proof).

Here's a list of famous Blades and Owls...

Sheffield United Fans:

Sean Bean - Hollywood Actor

Jessica Ennis - Olympic and world champion Athlete

Joe Elliott - Def Leppard lead singer

Blades fan Joe Elliott

Blades fan Joe Elliott

Joe Root - England cricketer

Kell Brook - World champion boxer

Michael Palin - Monty Python star, writer and television presenter

Michael "Flea" Balzary - Musician with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Owls fan Alex Turner

Owls fan Alex Turner

Juan Sebastian Veron - Former Argentina international footballer

Paul Heaton - Musician with The Beautiful South and The Housemartins

Alex Hammond - TV presenter

Charlie Webster - TV presenter

Anna Walker - TV presenter

Harry Gration - TV presenter

Blade Sean Bean

Blade Sean Bean

Mark 'The Beast' Labbett - Chaser from the TV game show The Chase

Paul Goodison - Olympic Laser Class Sailing gold medalist

Richard Caborn - Politician

Toddla T - Musician

Antony Genn - Former member of Pulp

Danny Blandy - Spector drummer

John Rawling - Sports commentator

G. P. Taylor - Author

Sheffield Wednesday Fans:

The Arctic Monkeys - Sheffield rock band

Rick Savage - Bassist of Def Leppard

Michael Vaughan - Former England cricket captain

Gary Cahill - England and Chelsea football

Paul Carrack - Musician and former member of Ace, Squeeze, Mike + The Mechanics, and Roxy Music

Sebastian Coe - English former athlete and chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games.

Jarvis Cocker - Lead singer of Pulp

Jermaine Jackson - Musician

Richard Hawley - Musician

Jon McClure - Lead singer of Reverend and the Makers

Clinton Woods - Former World champion boxer

David Blunkett - Politician

Rivers Cuomo - Lead singer of rock band Weezer

David Garrido - TV Presenter

Roy Hattersley - Politician

Katy Livingston - Olympic modern pentathlete

Nick Matthew - 3x World squash champion

Milburn - Sheffield rock band

Johnny Nelson - Former World champion boxer

Martyn Ware - Member of Heaven 17 & The Human League

Jonny Greenwood - Radiohead guitarist

Thomas Craig - British actor

Richard McCourt - Dick from comic duo Dick and Dom

Joe Ashton OBE - Politician

Who's fans are the most famous? Let us know what you think

Owls supporter, rocker Rick Savage

Owls supporter, rocker Rick Savage

Flea from Red Hot Chilli Peppers is a Blade

Flea from Red Hot Chilli Peppers is a Blade