In what is possibly the most random story of the weekend, one of the stars of hit US TV show The Wire has been tweeting about West Ham United.

Isiah Whitlock is best known for his role on what is widely recognised as one of the greatest TV series of all time, HBO’s The Wire, as corrupt state senator Clay Davis.

Whitlock has also established a catchphrase from his character’s distinct pronunciation of a certain swear word ‘s**t’.

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The Wire star sees West Ham end long winless run

But at the weekend, Whitlock was rather randomly on the terraces for West Ham’s 1-0 win at Chelsea.

The Hammers ended an eight-game winless streak at Stamford Bridge.

Victory lifted West Ham up to 13th and eased the growing pressure on manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Central to the win was 33-year-old debutante David Martin in goal.

Replacing the hapless Roberto, Martin was a calming, steady influence at the back.

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‘There’s only one David Martin’

The goalkeeper embraced his West Ham legend dad Alvin – who was on co-commentary duty for talkSPORT – in the stands after the match in emotional scenes.

And Whitlock took to Twitter to post a picture and talk about the special moment.


“David Martin — Alvin Martin’s son —kept a clean sheet on his West Ham debut — and the Irons beat Chelsea? COYI,” Whitlock said on Twitter accompanied by his famed catchphrase.

“There’s only one David Martin,” he added alongside a video from the terraces at Stamford Bridge.

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Good luck charm?

It is not clear where Whitlock’s football allegiances sit.

Or indeed what brought him to London for the derby match.

But he could be the latest celebrity name added to a long list of famous Hammers fans.

Perhaps West Ham should invite him to the Arsenal game next week, who knows he might well be a good luck charm.

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