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Robert Kraft Thinks it’s Time London Has Its Own Franchise

At the NFL’s FanFest rally on Saturday in Trafalgar Square, Robert Kraft shared his belief that London is ready to have its own professional football team, Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston reports.

“You’re already hosting the premier league, and we believe we’re the premier sport in the world,” Kraft told thousands in attendance. “I think London has shown, with the way they’ve handled the Olympics and every other major sporting event, that it’s time for you to have your own NFL franchise, based in London.”

“As these things develop and there’s a permanent home team now, I’m sure they’ll develop a great following,” Kraft said, before broadening his thoughts to the league-wide level.

“Whatever we can do to cultivate playing football throughout the world … We’ve been discussing that the NFL, I don’t know if we’ve done as good a job as we could educating the rest of the


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