Michael Bakari Jordon, a Hollywood actor, was at Chelsea to see his first Premier League game after becoming a co-owner at Bournemouth.
Michael Bakari Jordon is a member of the group led by businessman Bill Foley that recently paid £120 million for the Cherries.
On New Year’s eve, Foley intends to attend their first home game following the move. The game will be against Crystal Palace.
Jordan, who starred in Creed, was certainly left disappointed after their match at Stamford Bridge, their first since the Premier League resumed.
This is due to the fact that Gary O’Neil’s team paid the price for a lackluster first 45 minutes despite a better second half performance.
Chelsea’s Kai Havertz scored the game’s first goal before Mason Mount’s superb goal gave the Blues the victory.
After the break, Bournemouth recorded eight shots, but none of them could reach Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Blues goal.
The Cherries, who are currently just three points above the bottom, suffered their fifth defeat in six Premier League games.
They will, however, be wishing for better days under the new management.
Foley, who attended the Leicester game in October, hopes to improve Bournemouth’s training facility and expand the Vitality Stadium.
After the takeover, he stated: “I have tremendous respect for the passion and support the Bournemouth community shows for this club and believe that connection to the community is the foundation for success of any sports team.”
“We will move forward with an ‘always advance, never retreat’ approach that has defined all of my endeavours.”
“I am committed to work with the best football and business minds available to enhance player development, facilities and the fan experience to put AFC Bournemouth in the best possible position to succeed.”
Michael Bakari Jordon
Michael Bakari Jordan, an American actor, director, and producer, was born on February 9, 1987.
In the drama Fruitvale Station (2013), he played shooting victim Oscar Grant. In Creed (2015), he played boxer Donnie Creed. And in Black Panther (2018) and its sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022), he played Erik Killmonger. All four of these films were written and directed by Ryan Coogler.
In addition to reprising his Creed and Killmonger roles in Creed II (2018) and What If…? (2021), Jordan is slated to feature in Creed III and make his directing debut in 2023.
Wallace in the first season of the HBO crime drama series The Wire (2002), Reggie Montgomery on the ABC soap opera All My Children (2003–2006), and Vince Howard in the NBC sports drama series Friday Night Lights were some of Jordan’s early television appearances (2009–2011).
Red Tails (2012), Chronicle (2012), That Awkward Moment (2014), Fantastic Four (2015), and Just Mercy (2019), in which he played Bryan Stevenson, are some of his previous cinematic roles.
As a producer of the television movie Fahrenheit 451, Jordan was nominated for an Outstanding Television Movie Primetime Emmy Award in 2018. Jordan was awarded Individuals’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2020 and one of Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
He was voted #15 on The New York Times list of the 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century that same year.
Since 2006, Jordan has lived in Los Angeles. He considers himself to be spiritual because he was raised in a religious family.
He bought a house in Sherman Oaks, where he is currently residing with his parents.
Jordan enjoys anime as well, especially Naruto: Shippuden and the Dragon Ball series.
The comedian Steve Harvey’s adopted daughter Lori Harvey, a model, and the actor started dating in November 2020.
In a December 2021 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jordan claimed that Harvey had helped him “finally find what love was.”
However, the couple declared the end of their relationship in June 2022.
AFC Bournemouth Acquisition
Jordan was revealed as a co-owner of AFC Bournemouth, an English football team, in December 2022.
The consortium group, the Black Knights Football Club, led by fellow American William Foley, took control of the organization.