Huffpost UK Sport uk

Tom Hanks Joins Aston Villa For Pre-Season Friendly (PICTURES)

Posted: Updated:

Tom Hanks showed loyalty to his football team Aston Villa yet again when he showed up for their friendly with Portland Timbers on Tuesday.

tom hanks

Hanks, with son Colin and Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler

Flanked by son Colin and Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler at the Jeld-Wen Field, Hanks showed off his Villa affinity for the first time stateside.

tom hanks

Chatting with Shay Given

The two-time Oscar-winner once admitted "I fell in love with Aston Villa because I thought the name sounded like an island off Sardinia."

Hanks posed with both sides prior to kick-off and also chatted to Villa staff and players, including manager Paul Lambert and goalkeeper Shay Given.

tom hanks

The teams line up

And his presence paid off as Villa won the third match of their west coast tour on penalties.

tom hanks

Hanks is reminded of Emile Heskey's spell at Villa

Four years ago Hanks memorable twirled a Villa scarf on the red carpet at the London premiere of black comedy Charlie Wilson's War in 2008.

tom hanks

Hanks with a Villa scarf at the London premiere of Charlie Wilson's War in 2008

Around the Web

Aston Villa edges Timbers on penalty kicks

Agbonlahor happy at Villa

Aston Villa poised to make bid for Aaron Cresswell but Ipswich Town want ...

Aston Villa ready to cap US tour against Portland Timbers

Worcester City 3 Aston Villa 2