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Rod Stewart cheers son Liam on in Belfast ice hockey title win

Rod Stewart was among the crowd at Belfast's SSE Arena to see his son's team crowned champions at the ice hockey world championships.

Team GB completed a 4-0 rout over Japan to take gold at the IIHF World Championship. on Saturday.

And chief cheerleader was the 'Do You Think I'm Sexy' singer Stewart (72) as his son Liam was in the victorious squad.

Rod flew into Belfast International by private jet. He visited Titanic Belfast and later dined at Deanes in the city centre before heading to the SSE, The Sunday Life reported.

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Wearing a white shirt, beige jacket and tartan waistcoat, the star danced away in the executive box as Liam’s team took on Japan.

Among those to congratulate the star on his son's victory was Belfast Lord Mayor Brian Kingston.

Last week Liam joked that his dad’s first love was Celtic, but yesterday the Maggie May singer was able to see both his beloved football club and his son cruise to victory.

The singer was joined in a private box by his wife Penny, her family, and sons Alastair and Aidan.

Liam is the son of New Zealand-born Rachel and Rod — who were married for 16 years and also have a daughter together, 24-year-old dancer Renee.

Rod had missed his son Liam’s first goal for the British side at the tournament last week.

But the musician posted a video on social media after his 22-year-old son’s brilliant goal, saying: “My boy Liam scoring his first international goal! It brought a tear to my eye, so proud!”

Rachel (47) has been in Northern Ireland all week to watch her son, staying at Belfast’s Hilton Hotel.

On Saturday night she opted to sit in the stands and soak up the atmosphere with other fans, as she had done all week.

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