Caitlyn Jenner is supporting Russia on the 2018 World Cup in assist of charity.
The 68-year-old actuality star – who was referred to as Bruce Jenner earlier than popping out as a trans girl in 2015 and present process a intercourse change – has determined to pledge her help to the host nation, as a result of the bookmaker Paddy Energy has vowed to donate £10,000 to LGBT causes for each aim Russia handle to attain.
In a video posted on her Twitter account, Caitlyn – who gained a gold medal within the decathlon on the 1976 Olympics – defined: “Hello everyone, Caitlyn Jenner right here. I wager you are questioning at this yr’s World Cup, who am I going to be cheering for? Nicely, the reply is Russia. No, I have never gone loopy. Actually, in my previous Olympic days, the Russians had been those I wished to beat, and actually did.
“So why am I cheering for Russia? Nicely, for each aim they rating, Paddy Energy is donating £10,000 to LGBT causes. Now, I believe that is nice. Russia, being some of the anti-LGBT international locations on this planet is now going to be supporting the group. So, let’s get our Russia on this yr, cheer for them on the World Cup and assist help Paddy Energy and the group. Hopefully, we are able to increase some huge cash.”
Caitlyn – whose dwelling nation of America has didn’t qualify for the upcoming match – captioned her video message: “I am now a Russia fan! To seek out out why, take a look at my video beneath for @paddypower after which you may present help too through #RainbowRussians COME ON RUSSIA! (sic)”
Paddy Energy’s marketing campaign has been organised in partnership with Perspective journal’s Basis, with the overarching ambition being to problem prejudice on and off the soccer area.
Different superstar backers embody Christopher Biggins and Louie Spence.