Why is JJ Watt at Burnley? NFL star panders to locals after being pictured soaking up Turf Moore atmosphere amid ownership rumours

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  • NFL star attended Burnley match
  • Defensive end reportedly buying stake in club
  • Shared his enthusiasm on Twitter

WHAT HAPPENED? The former Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals defensive end watched on as the Clarets ran out 3-0 winners in the Championship clash.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: It was reported this week that Watt flew to England to hold talks about buying a stake in Burnley. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year is said to be interested in taking on a minority share in the club.

AND WHAT'S MORE: The 33-year-old was also pictured in the club's dressing room while he posted on Twitter that it was a "perfect evening for a benny & hot", referencing a cocktail that is famous in Burnley.


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WHAT NEXT FOR BURNLEY? Vincent Kompany's team are 13 points clear at the top of the Championship and take on Hull in their next match.

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