A plethora of the famous, lesser known and others who wouldn’t be recognised outwith their own living room have come out in support of Aberdeen FC’s bid for a new stadium.
Business leaders and a university principal have insisted the planned Kingsford facility be given planning permission.
The message to Aberdeen city councillors is crystal clear.
In the coming days we could hear that Brad Pitt, Stephen Hawking and perhaps even Laurel and Hardy, will join in.
There is, however, a more serious side to this popular trend where high-profile people like Sir Alex Ferguson are invited to back this or that project.
Indeed, the football knight also signed-up as a supporter of Sir Ian Wood’s proposed £50 million revamp of Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens.
And he’s stated his fondness for Judy Murray’s legacy project on green belt land between Dunblane and Bridge of Allan.
This development features a hotel, apartments, a six-hole golf course and tennis courts – indoors and out.
It was deemed unacceptable by large numbers of locals as well as by Stirling Council.
Luckily for Mrs Murray, mum to tennis-playing sons Jamie and Andy, the Scottish Government was on her side of the net.
Kevin Stewart, MSP for Aberdeen Central and the Minister for Local Government, announced that as a development of “regional and national significance” it should be given approval in principle.
Now the complex, aimed at producing future Scottish tennis champions – good luck with that – and its profitable add-ons can go ahead.
So, as the No Kingsford Stadium group and its supporters attempt to block Aberdeen FC’s stadium development, they should bear in mind that, even if the planning decision does go their way, it might not be the end of the story.