JJ Watt goes on a pub crawl in Burnley as he celebrates title win

NFL legend JJ Watt goes on a pub crawl in Burnley as he joins fans celebrating Premier League promotion with ‘lots of pints of Guinness’ – after he and his wife invested in the team

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NFL legend JJ Watt took part in a pub crawl in Burnley for ‘research’ at their final game of the season – and ahead of their title parade.

The recently-retired football player and his wife Kealia, former United States international soccer player, have invested in the English soccer team heading to the Premier League.

And the pair are in the Lancashire town to soak up all the celebrations following the team’s triumph in England’s tier 2.

Vincent Kompany’s Burnley side won promotion to the Premier League after topping the table and being crowned Championship winners.

The power couple headed to England to be part of all the success last week and the NFL veteran joined fans on Monday.

NFL legend JJ Watt and his wife Kealia invested in title-winning English soccer club Burnley

Watt embarked on a pub crawl as he joined fans celebrating title success ahead of final game

‘I’ve learned that the history, tradition and supporters, it’s all about respecting and honoring that,’ he told BBC Breakfast Tuesday. 

‘You never want to come in and try and do something that’s not true to who the club is and what we’re trying to do is show people what real Burnley is about.

‘I did a pub crawl yesterday on my way to the stadium so I started at the Royal Dyche, worked my way down to Vintage Clarets and all my way up to Turf Moor. 

‘Just getting to know the supporters, I want to earn their trust by showing them how much we care and how passionate we are.

‘It’s research, I’m doing research and lots of pints of Guinness along the way. 

‘But it was a lot of fun and really good to get to know them on a personal level, and hopefully they get to know us as well.’ 

The couple have vowed to grow the global profile of the team as part of the partnership

The Watts were inspired by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s involvement with Wrexham

The Royal Dyche shared a photo of Watt behind the bar on Monday with the caption: ‘Another visit from NFL legend @JJWatt, what a pleasure it’s been.

‘Lovely gent, such a great reception in the pub from all us Claret fans

‘What a fantastic addition to the club #UTC.’

Watt admitted last week he has taken advice from Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney on how to make a success of his involvement with Burnley. 

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