First Beckham... now Burnham
First David Beckham... and now, er, Andy Burnham.
Last week the former Manchester United star David Beckham showed his support for the grassroots United fans' campaign against the Glazer regime, by picking up one of the green and gold scarves associated with the protest movement.
And on Saturday, at a Fabian Society conference in Manchester, the Health Secretary Andy Burnham showed his backing for the green and gold campaign by also holding a scarf.
This was quite a gesture by Mr Burnham since he is a committed Everton fan.
Mr Burnham said: "The green and gold movement is another manifestation of the great campaigning heritage of this city, and long may that continue."
(As a supporter of the campaign myself, I ought to declare an interest!) .