John Barnes delays visiting his newborn child and wife to be a pundit on second half of Liverpool v Chelsea

Posted by - November 8, 2010 - Chelsea, Liverpool, Oddballs

Sky pundit’s interesting priorities

There lots of ways a little baby can come into this world. But playing second fiddle to Richard Keys is not a pleasant way by anyone’s standards.

That’s precisely how Alexander Barnes arrived yesterday.

Dad John was busy being a Sky Sports pundit on the Liverpool-Chelsea match and missed the birth. He got a call at half-time to say that Alexander – his seventh child – had been born. But he opted to delay his trip to be at the side of wife Andrea and his son to watch a bit more of the action.

Keys said: “John Barnes has become a dad again. Baby Alexander weighed in at 7lb and 2oz. Do you want to go?”

Barnes replied: “I’ll stay for the second half.”

But by full-time he had quite rightly disappeared, with Keys commenting that “he should have gone earlier”.

  • footballtopshop

    Well in JB thats the spirit.