Harry Redknapp: ‘I was very upset about it’ Star speaks out on son Jamie Redknapp
Harry Redknapp, 72, is gearing up for this weekend’s Soccer Aid where he will co-manage the World XI team alongside Piers Morgan.
The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! winner’s son, Jamie Redknapp, will be playing in the opposite team for England.
Speaking about watching his son follow his lead in football, Harry said Jamie, 45, began at a very young age.
He spilled: “Jamie started playing very young so we would go and watch him play on Sundays. That was our regular Sunday really, he would always be playing football.”
He couldn’t play anymore and I was very upset about it
Harry said after coming back from the United States, where he was playing in Seattle in the North American Soccer League, he was “upset” after Jamie was no longer able to play football in the Sunday team.
He went on: “We came back from America he joined a Sunday team but he got thrown out of the league the first year!
“He was playing for a team but someone reported him for being too young to play in the team.
“So, they wold’t let him play.”
He added: “He couldn’t play anymore and I was very upset about it because he enjoyed it.”
At the Soccer Aid game held at Stamford Bridge on Sunday 16, Harry will have some help managing the World XI team from Piers Morgan.
The Good Morning Britain host is going against his co-presenter, Susanna Reid, who is in charge of the England team with Sam Allardyce.
Piers admitted he “can’t wait” to join Harry on the touchline when the match kicks off.
Praising his co-manager, the TV host said: “Despite the fact he once managed Spurs, Harry is one of the greats in football and with a little help from me, I think the players will drive us to a victory.
“We have a superb team with some fantastic players including the likes of Pires, Drogba, Carlos, Cantona – how can we lose?”
Piers and Harry’s team also include Michael Essien, Ricardo Carvalho, plus Brazilian ex-internationalists Franzinha and Rosana.
They’ll be joined by Usain Bolt, Niall Horan, James McAvoy, Danny O’Carroll, Nicky Byrne, F2 Freestyler Billy Wingrove, Kem Cetinay, Locksmith, Jack Savoretti, Roman Kemp and Martin Compston.
While Susanna and Sam’s England squad will have legends Michael Owen, Joe Cole, David Seaman, Glen Johnson, Johny Terry and female players Katie Chapman and Rachel Yankey.
Celebrities on the team will be Sir Mo Farah, Mark Wright, Joe Wicks, F2 Freestyler Jeremy Lynch, Ben Shepherd, Lee Mack, Marvin Humes, Ant Middleton and Danny Jones and David Harewood.
Soccer Aid for UNICEF airs on ITV at 6.30pm.
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