A six-year-old schoolboy has emerged as an unlikely late contender for our Top 10 transfer deadline day losers list. Joseph Kierney, of Walton, Liverpool, has a Scouse mum and a Geordie dad. Not wishing to show favouritism towards either parent, Joseph supports both Liverpool and Newcastle.
In fact, he has a replica shirt for both teams: a Liverpool shirt with ‘Torres’ on the back and a ‘Carroll’ Newcastle kit. He was understandably pretty gutted as he watched transfer deadline day progress!
But he has now been fixed up with a Newcastle shirt bearing Kevin Nolan’s name and a replacement ‘Carroll’ Liverpool shirt by The Sun after agreeing to donate his original shirts to Oxfam under a scheme to send unwanted football shirts to Africa.
Joseph said: “I’m happy that I’ve got tops with the right names on.”
We reckon he might eventually find his loyalties lie with Newcastle: shorts in February?