'Certainly not. I support a lower-league football club that can fairly be described as perennial underachievers,' Hayward tells us.
But his song, Mid-Table, has been picked up by BBC DJs and is spinning across the airwaves. Some (including Hayward) are even touting it as a dark horse in the bid to be this year's World Cup number one.
Hayward isn't expecting superstardom yet, though: 'We don't have the looks of a manufactured boy band.'