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Redknapp talks about his experience of going to Goodison Park

Tue 12 January 2021 | 20:30

“I wore a baseball cap and hoped no one would spot me in the Goodison Road stand, but after 10 minutes I was hit on the head with a meat pie and someone yelled, 'F**k off Redknapp.'” he said.

Jamie Redknapp

talks about the first time he went to Goodison Park to watch

Everton

play.

He said that he was not welcomed to watch the Toffees match and was hit by a meat pie although they are told to be having a friendly relationship with

Liverpool

.

The 47-year-old said:

“When I was a Bournemouth player, I’d gone to see Southampton without any issues. So, I thought as a young Liverpool player I could go and see Everton, too. Big mistake! 

“I wore a baseball cap and hoped no one would spot me in the Goodison Road stand, but after 10 minutes I was hit on the head with a meat pie and someone yelled, 'F**k off Redknapp.'”

“To be honest, it was a fantastic shot – what precision, right on the side of the head! I got hit by another pie a few minutes later, so just had to sit there drenched in gravy and meat. We left at half-time.”

He also talked about the first time he joined Liverpool at the age of 17:

“The first time I got on the team bus to go to training, all the players blanked me – cold stares from Alan Hansen, Ronnie Whelan and Steve McMahon,” he says. “No one offered me a seat, but I realized what was happening – you had to earn their respect. As the kid, you can’t say, ‘Oh f**k off, let me sit down’.” “I was dying inside, but you had to put on a brave face and show you deserved to be there. You had to fight your corner. John Barnes rescued me on that coach.”

 


source: SportMob