Bob Geldof wears a Crawley Town Football Club shirt at The Boomtown Rats rehearsal gig in Sussex - watch the video here

Bob Geldof donned a Crawley Town shirt as The Boomtown Rats played a special rehearsal gig in Sussex on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, 13th October 2021, 7:08 am

The Rats entertained fans at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley as they prepared for two nights at the London Palladium.

Geldof and the band played their big hits like I Don't Like Mondays, Rat Trap - in which the saxophone player also wore a Crawley Town shirt - and She's So Modern along with new material.

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Bob Geldof in the Crawley Town shirt

And for the encore, Geldof returned to the stage with a Reds shirt on which had his name and the number 70 - his age - on the back. The shirt was presented to the Rats' tour manager and Crawley Town fan Mark Welch before the gig by manager John Yems.