The billionaire owner of a top Premier League team donated $1 million to Donald Trump

Stan Kroenke, Chips Keswick, and Ivan Gazidis
Stan Kroenke (left) helped fund Donald Trump’s inauguration. Paul Gilham / Getty Images

Arsenal FC owner Stan Kroenke donated $US1 million (£780,000) to Donald Trump’s inauguration fund, according to figures released on Wednesday.

The contribution, first noticed by The Independent, was gifted by the American billionaire in January and deepens ties between the President and the Gunners.

Earlier this week, Trump’s son Barron was photographed wearing an Arsenal kit while playing with a football on a lawn outside the White House.

Trump is also close with infamous Arsenal fan Piers Morgan.

Kroenke, though, was not the only prominent figure from English football to donate to the inauguration fund.

His contribution was matched by Fulham owner Shahid Khan. Manchester United director Joel Glazer also contributed $US250,000 (£195,000).

Kroenke is valued $US7.4 billion (£5.7 billion) and his interests include real estate and sport. He owns the NFL side LA Rams, NBA team Denver Nuggets, and Colorado Avalanche, an ice hockey club.

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