Will Ferrell wearing an Ireland soccer jersey (Credit: Splash)
Will Ferrell was snapped at an art gallery in Miami sporting a retro Irish soccer jersey earlier this week. God knows the Irish could do with all the support they can get.

Ferrell was also sporting a dashing mustache when is believed to be for his genius news anchor character Ron Burgundy. The Irish American actor is currently filming “Anchorman 2”.

The comedian famous for his impersonation of George W Bush on “Saturday Night Live” and his massively successful movies such as “Anchorman” has travelled to Ireland previously to trace his Irish roots with his brother and to accept the James Joyce Award from University College of Dublin.

In fact you may remember Ferrell’s appearance at the college wearing a full rugby kit including the tighty whity shorts.

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He told the crowd “As you all know, I’m kind of a big deal, and this is a big deal…As I perused my leather bound volumes of Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, Dubliners, and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, standing in my mahogany library, a lot of feelings ran across my head, like, man, I should have read these books.

“James Joyce spent a lot of his life living outside of Ireland. I too have spent a lot of time living outside of Ireland.”

He was awarded the James Joyce Award for contribution to the field of comedy entertainment by the college’s Literary and Historical Society.

Here’s an interview with Will Ferrell  recorded during his UCD visit: