'Up the Villa!' - Tom Hanks cheers for his favourite team

Tom Hanks has shared his excitement ahead of his favourite team Aston Villa's clash with Derby County on Monday.

The Hollywood star wrote on Twitter: "On Monday I will bleed claret and blue for Aston Villa.

During an interview in 2015, he was asked about his support for Villa, and had some encouraging words for his team after they were relegated from the Premier League.

Image:2011: Hanks chats with members of Aston Villa before the game against the Portland Timbers in Oregon

Responding to Hanks' tweet, Aston Villa said: "Thanks, @TomHanks", adding a clip of the actor in Forrest Gump waving.

Image:Hanks with his scarf at London's Charlie Wilson's War premiere in 2008

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