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Tito and Jackie Jackson visit Molineux ahead of Birmingham gig

By Thomas Parkes | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

"This is our favourite place to be."

Jackie and Tito Jackson visit the Molineux prior to their gig on Birmingham.

Those are the words of avid Wolves fan Tito Jackson, who took time out of the Jacksons' busy tour to pay a special visit to Molineux.

And he was joined by Jackie Jackson as they visited Wolves' famous ground yesterday ahead of their gig in Birmingham.

Tito and Jackie Jackson meet Steve Bull at Molineux

The pair were shown all around the grounds – including onto the pitch – as part of the visit.

And 65-year-old Tito, an avid Wolves fan, had already got himself Wolves' latest home kit.

He said: "It came out a few days ago and I wanted to be one of the first to sport it to show Wolves fans I'm still supporting them.

It's all smiles as Tito and Jackie Jackson visit Molineux

"I love everything about it, but they need to put 'Wolves Ay We' on it – it needs to be there somewhere, maybe on the shoulder."

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The 65-year-old, a former member of The Jackson 5, said he became a fan of the club due to his rivalry with Chelsea-supporter Jackie – who sported a Wolves tracksuit.

Tito said: "I came over here to do some work and had never been to a soccer game and I was told about the Wolves and that draw interested me.

"So we came to a game and the hospitality from the club was so much and it was lovely.

"It took a liking to the game and the excitement.

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Tito Jackson takes a look at Express & Star's Back Where We Belong – Story of the Season 18/19 book.

"I was following Chelsea and I was not quite a fan – I wanted a team to rival them and we nearly beat Chelsea both times last season.

"I'm very happy with them and I got my brother here wearing Wolves clothes, but I'm sure he'll go back [to Chelsea]."

The music legends even had time to greet and pose for photographs with fans who were in the Molineux's megastore when they entered.

Tito and Jackie Jackson were shown around Molineux

Both bought a t-shirt, with Tito taking a glance at the Express & Star's Back Where We Belong – Story of the Season 18/19 book.

Jackie said he became a supporter of the old gold and black after seeing Adama Traore play.

He said: "I like Chelsea, but I like this team as well – there's a lot of excitement around them and I think they're going places.

"I like Adama. We met him when he first signed and he's very fast and I like his hairstyle – he brings some style to the team.

"He's like a roadrunner – he's so fast.

"I like the colours and they nearly beat Chelsea twice – they're a really young team and there's great support from the fans. They've got a great future."

Jackie and Tito Jackson pose next to the Billy Wright statue

The Jacksons stayed at The Mount Hotel during their visit to the West Midlands.

Roy Bernard, owner of the hotel, said: "It's just great to have our friends back, the Jacksons.

"They came to visit us at The Mount Hotel and they have become really good friends and we enjoy each-other's company."

The Jacksons – Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon – will perform at the Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival in Moseley Park, Birmingham, tomorrow – with tickets nearly sold out.

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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