Celebrity fan Jermaine Jackson "sad" at Sheffield Wednesday play-off defeat and pledges to wear Owls shirt on UK tour

Jermaine Jackson.
Jermaine Jackson.
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Singer and celebrity Owls fan Jermaine Jackson has spoken of his sadness at the club's play-offs defeat - and has pledged to wear a Sheffield Wednesday shirt on an upcoming UK tour.

The Jackson 5 singer, who has been a Wednesdayite since the 80s, took to Twitter after last night's agonising penalty shoot-out defeat by West Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town and told fans that the club will bounce back.

He told his 181,000 followers: "Sad for @swfc & fans. Another amazing effort. They'll bounce back (again) and get where they deserve to be: the EPL #WAWAW #keepthefaith."

Earlier, he had tweeted that he wanted to wear an Owls shirt on a forthcoming UK tour with his family band, to poke fun at his brother Jackie, a Chelsea supporter.

He wrote: "To match @JackieJackson5's Chelsea tops, I need an @swfc shirt to fly the flag on the #JacksonsUKtour."

The singer sent a series of tweets responding to fans and also wished Bradford City success in their League One play-off final against Millwall.

He wrote: "Good luck to @officialbantams and all your fans this weekend. See you in the second tier with the Owls" and added: "A British friend is a Bradford City fan who's told me all about Huddersfield. The wise owl sits in a tree, watching the yapping terrier : )"

During the match itself, he revealed he was not able to see the game, as it wasn't being shown in the US, but that he was keeping an eye on the score.

Following Wednesday's defeat to Hull City in the Championship play-off final last season, Jermaine praised the fans and wrote: "Tough result. But Sheffield Wednesday has the spirit to bounce back stronger next season. Incredible support!"

The star says he has been an Owls fan for over 30 years, writing in a tweet: "Dates back to the 80s. Went to a game. Can't remember the stadium but took an interest in ever since."

The band, which also includes founding members Tito, Jackie and Marlon are heading to the UK this summer for their 50th anniversary tour.