Wayne Rooney admits son Kai has tamed him

Hotheaded footballer reveals calming influence of fatherhood

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Football ace Wayne Rooney has been known to throw his toys out of the pram when things don’t go his way the pitch.

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But according to an upcoming autobiography, all that has changed now he has become a father to his two-year-old son, Kai.

In a sneak preview of the book, published in the Daily Mirror, Wayne remembers returning to Kai and wife Coleen after losing a match, saying, “When I get home after the Everton game, something strange happens.

“Coleen opens the door with our newborn son, Kai in her arms. She smiles and says, ‘unlucky Wayne’ then she hands me the baby.

“I look down at him in my arms. He looks up at me and smiles. How can I be grumpy now? I smile back. I can’t help but be happy. He’s only four months old, but he’s taking me out of my bad mood”.

The England striker then contemplates his changed attitude, saying, “I used to take a black mood home with me whenever we’d got beat. Maybe fatherhood puts it all in perspective. Now that I have a family I have other responsibilities”.

Let’s just hope he can apply those warm and fuzzy feelings to opposing players from now on too…

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