Milner: I was banned from wearing red growing up

Date published: Thursday 20th September 2018 10:36

Liverpool star James Milner has admitted that his dad enforced a ban on wearing red in his house growing up.

Milner grew up in a Leeds-supporting household, and as a result he was brought up not to like rivals Manchester United.

However, the former Man City man has admitted that his father was not displeased to see him in a red Liverpool shirt upon joining in 2015.

“It’s true, yes,” Milner admitted to FourFourTwo when asked about the influence of his dad.

“Obviously Leeds fans are brought up to dislike Manchester United, as rivals, so red wasn’t allowed.

“I didn’t have any red shirts or anything, and the first time I ever wore it was probably for England.

“He did joke when I signed for Liverpool that it was the first time he’d be happy to see me regularly in red.”

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