28/05/2012 05:51 BST | Updated 28/05/2012 06:22 BST

Robert Mugabe Reveals He Is A Chelsea Fan And Other Infamous Fans

Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, has revealed he is a supporter of Champions League winners Chelsea.

The tyrant, 88, admitted his allegiance when he spoke with a group of Zimbabwean players, but sidled over to the country's most recognisable footballer, Benjani Mwaruwari, to confirm his fandom.

Mugabe told the Portsmouth striker he had followed his career but stated he preferred to watch Chelsea and Barcelona.

The octogenarian said: "Yes, I followed you and watched some of your games, but I am a Chelsea and Barcelona supporter and I always want them to score," The New Zimbabwe website reported him as saying.

Here are some other infamous football fans...

Osama bin Laden (ARSENAL)

Attended four matches at Highbury in the 1990s while living in England looking for fund to finance his operations.

Al-Saadi Gaddafi (JUVENTUS)

One-time captain of the Libya national football team, Saadi was on the board of the Bianconeri before he stepped down to join Perugia.

Russell Brand (West Ham United)

Funny-as-a-funeral “comedian” who is just as embarrassing a presence in the Upton Park directors' box as the club's owners.

Benito Mussolini (Bologna)

The Fascist Italian “helped” his club win four Italian league titles between 1925 and 1937. The Rossoblu were bankrolled by the local Fascist administration and the head of the Italian Football Federation too, which must have helped.

Adolf Hitler (Schalke 04)

He may have bombed Old Trafford, but Hitler wasn’t a Manchester City fan. The Fuhrer had a soft spot for Schalke, who, funnily enough, were German champions six times between 1933 and 1945...

And then there's the worst of them all...