Jonny Gould's Football Channel / Benjamin Zephaniah: Poet, Revolutionary and proud Aston Villa fan!

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I reckon Aston Villa fans are as proud of our famous supporters as we are of our players! From genius violinists to the future king of England, from accomplished authors and actors to prime ministers who mistake us for West Ham! And an authentic voice of our beloved city. A poet, who over 5 decades has become a household name for his poetry and music. It’s the one and only Benjamin Zephaniah, also a patron of our Supporters’ Trust, who gave me such a generous amount of time in this wide-ranging discussion about Villa memories, growing up in the area, how it’s changed and we touched on his philosophies and views too. It’s just a fiver to join the Aston Villa Supporters’ Trust. Join today at and follow us on Twitter at @villa_trust.