Have you told Meghan you’ve come back? ‘Prince Harry’ spotted at home to Oxford United as fans pay to cut out cardboard during League One playoff semifinal
- Prince Harry was spotted in Oxford ahead of their play-off semifinal
- Some clubs have put cardboard cutouts from fans in the stands for their matches
- And fans paid £ 25 to cut out Prince Harry at Kassam Stadium
- The prince lives in Los Angeles, but will ‘watch’ the big game tonight
It’s the trend that has engulfed the country since the restart of football, and eagle-eyed fans have seen another famous face in an unfamiliar setting as ‘Prince Harry’ was seen at Oxford’s Kassam Stadium on Monday night.
Due to the resumption of the football season, games have been played behind closed doors due to health risks associated with having fans on the ground during the coronavirus pandemic.
Some clubs have tried to ensure supporters are as close to the action as possible by placing cardboard cutouts of fans in their usual seats, providing a better aesthetic for those who watch at home.
Prince Harry was spotted at Kassam Stadium for the semi-finals of the first leg in Oxford
Harry lives in Los Angeles with wife Meghan Markle, but will ‘watch’ the game tonight
But some fans saw the plans as an opportunity to place famous faces in an unusual setting, with Leeds United having to remove a cardboard cutout from Osama Bin Laden and Joe Exotic while a cardboard cutout of government advisor Dominic Cummings was spotted during a rugby match in Australia in May.
And Prince Harry is the latest known face to be imposed on a cardboard cutout during a sports game, as the Duke of Sussex was seen in the audience at Kassam Stadium before Oxford’s League One play-off semi-final against Portsmouth.
Portsmouth will host Oxford in the first leg of their League One play-off semifinal tonight
A large number of famous faces have been spotted at sports competitions, including Joe Exotic in Leeds
The Prince, who currently lives in Los Angeles with wife Meghan Markle, is a patron of the Rugby Football League, while his brother, Prince William, is the president of the Football Association.
The Duke of Sussex will ‘watch’ as Karl Robinson’s side, who finished fourth in the league, will face Kenny Jackett’s Pompy for a shot at Wembley to promote the championship.
With the ‘Fans at the Game’ initiative from Oxford, supporters can pay £ 25 to ensure their cardboard cutout is available for the semifinals one-match playoff.