In a BBC One documentary shown last October, Wayne Rooney revealed that his eldest son, Kai, was massively into football.
Rooney didn’t mention which team his son supported - one would naturally assume it would either be Manchester United or Everton - but evidence has emerged that young Kai may actually be a fan of, wait for it, Aston Villa.
Rooney uploaded a photo on Tuesday of his two sons and there was Kai, standing behind his brother Klay, proudly sporting the claret and blue of the Villans. (Scroll down this page to see the tweet).
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This sparked quite the reaction on Twitter - including a tweet from Aston Villa, who were delighted to see Rooney Jr. wearing a Villa jersey.
“Loving the shirt, Kai!” they tweeted on Wednesday morning.
Rest of Twitter reacts
Here’s how the rest of Twitter reacted…
Villa likely to go down
Kai is probably still deciding which team to support - he was photographed wearing a full Real Madrid strip last year - but we’d advise him to steer clear of Aston Villa unless he wants a lifetime of frustration.
The West Midlands outfit have never been relegated from the Premier League but the drop down to the Championship this season is looking a very real possibility.
Remi Garde’s side have picked up three wins from 25 matches this season and are eight points from safety with 13 matches left to play.
They did, however, manage to beat Norwich City 2-0 last weekend - so a great escape probably shouldn’t be ruled out just yet. Other clubs have salvaged survival in the final, so why not Aston Villa?
Garde happy to stay if Villa are relegated
But if they are relegated to the Championship, Garde has told French radio that he will stay if the club give themselves the best possible chance - i.e. investing in the squad - of bouncing back to the top flight at the first attempt.
“We’ll talk again in the summer. I’m ready to stay if the club gives itself the means to get up again,” the former defender was quoted as saying by the Mirror. “The club’s been fighting relegation for four years. The squad and players have potential but the squad is small.
“We might be in the Championship next season. The American owner has lost £300m. He wants to build something different.
“On the outside Villa are a prestigious club. On the inside there’s a lot to do.
“My aim in the short term is not to return to France. I have nothing against, France, but I like a lot what happens here.
"We will see about a return much later.”
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